Bug 143346 - "thinsp" special character not displaying correctly
Summary: "thinsp" special character not displaying correctly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.kottke.org/
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-12-19 19:24 UTC by Steven Garrity
Modified: 2018-04-11 07:59 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-14 14:53:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screenshot of Kottke.org with the broken special characters (168.22 KB, image/png)
2004-12-19 19:24 UTC, Steven Garrity
no flags Details
Screenshot of Robin's HTML 4.0 Conformance Test page (137.93 KB, image/png)
2005-02-04 11:01 UTC, Ciaron Linstead
no flags Details

Description Steven Garrity 2004-12-19 19:24:00 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041216 Firefox/1.0 Fedora/1.0-6

Description of problem:
Kottke.org uses the thinsp special character ( ) and it is
displaying as a box with "2009" in it (a unicode thing?).

I'm guessing this has to do with the pango rendering?

Could be that the site doesn't have the appropriate character set
(meta tag on the site sets it to "charset=ISO-8859-1"), but I'm not sure.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Kottke.org
2. See weird box characters
3. Enjoy his writing style

Additional info:

Comment 1 Steven Garrity 2004-12-19 19:24:44 UTC
Created attachment 108859 [details]
Screenshot of Kottke.org with the broken special characters

Comment 2 Ciaron Linstead 2005-02-04 11:00:19 UTC
I have the same problem:

Debian "Sarge", KDE 3.3

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107

Attached screen shot of "Robin's HTML 4.0 Conformance Test"

The characters are rendered properly in Konqueror:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.3; Linux) KHTML/3.3.2 (like Gecko)

Comment 3 Ciaron Linstead 2005-02-04 11:01:07 UTC
Created attachment 110642 [details]
Screenshot of Robin's HTML 4.0 Conformance Test page

Comment 4 Steven Garrity 2005-05-22 16:37:35 UTC
In case this is pertinent: I see this bug in official Fedora and Ubuntu Firefox
releases, but the upstream Mozilla nightly builds (22-May-2005) do not have the bug.

Comment 5 Warren Togami 2005-09-30 18:51:27 UTC
firefox-1.0.6-1.1.fc4 and firefox-1.5-0.5.0.beta1 are still broken.  (Although
the latter doesn't fails to hex boxes due to Bug #169639 so the test results are

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2007-03-14 14:53:36 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version available. Therefore
closing this bug as obsolete.

If you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, please reopen this bug
with an additional information (especially with exact URL of the page presenting
the problem).

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