Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143346
"thinsp" special character not displaying correctly
Last modified: 2018-04-11 03:59:15 EDT
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Kottke.org
2. See weird box characters
3. Enjoy his writing style
Created attachment 108859 [details]
Screenshot of Kottke.org with the broken special characters
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)
Created attachment 110642 [details]
Screenshot of Robin's HTML 4.0 Conformance Test page
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.
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
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