[Bug 830701] [NEW] Firefox makes bad character encoding guesses

Jonas Olson 830701 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Aug 21 20:58:13 UTC 2011


Public bug reported:

On web pages that doesn't specify their encoding, Firefox has begun
making bad guesses where it made previously made better ones.

For example, when viewing
<http://www.angelfire.com/nt2/tidsskrift/stickint.html>, Firefox uses
UTF-8, which results in a lot of "�". Manually switching to ISO-8859-1
makes the page look fine.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic 2.6.38.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 21 22:50:27 2011
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 6.0+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
 flashplugin-installer 10.3.183.4ubuntu0.11.04.1
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.1.1-0ubuntu1~11.04.1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=sv_SE:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New


** Tags: apport-bug i386 natty

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