[Bug 721083] [NEW] Page encoded Shift-JIS displays English text in strange font

RFW frogbarf at telus.net
Fri Feb 18 05:03:26 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

http://naxosist.sakura.ne.jp/En/Composer/Antheil/antheil-cd-both.html is
encoded Shift-JIS.

In Firefox, Preferences > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced is set so
pages can NOT choose their own fonts.

Default fonts are set to FreeSans/Serif/Mono in Preferences > Content >
Fonts & Colors > Advanced, while the main default font is set to

FreeSans and FreeSerif include the Japanese syllabaries Hiragana and
Katakana, but not Japanese ideograms.

My preferred language set in Preferences > Content is English/Canada

English language text on this page displays in (I suspect) Kochi Gothic
or Kochi Mincho, which are intended for Japanese language support and
have really ugly characters in the Basic Latin Unicode block. Common
sense says that given the various settings in Firefox, it should display
in FreeSans/Serif/Mono.

View > Page source also uses the same horrible font, but if I view page
source in another tab, it's okay.

Ubuntu version is 8.04 LTS, brought up to date just a few days ago.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 17 20:37:57 2011
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-28-generic i686

** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

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