Bug 8702

Summary: netscape doesn't show pages with codepages iso-8859-4/windows-1257
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: pezz <pezz>
Component: netscapeAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Description pezz@tkwcy.ee 2000-01-21 11:53:23 UTC
when you open a page which has codepage set to iso-8859-4 or windows-1257
you see huge amount of ? signs instead of the real contents.

Quickfix is to make netscape not to know anything about such codepages:

sed s/iso-8859-4/isa-8859-4/g < netscape-communicator > tmpnetscape
sed s/windows-1257/windoze-1257/g <tmpnetscape > netscape-communicator

no functionality is lost after this fix.

Actually it's a bug of all unix netscapes since ver 4.5 and needs fixing by
netscape-people but they dont want to take any steps to fix it several
after several bugreports. Hope you want see more happy netscape users in
Eastern Europe where iso-8859-4 & windows-1257 are standard codepages.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 18:10:59 UTC
Got an example page? The one page we had as an example before
seems to work now.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-02 02:56:59 UTC
Confirmed, and it has been reported to netscape. Unfortunately, we
can't really sed the binary as a matter of course for the distribution.
We'll try and add a readme to the next release.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3224 ***