[Bug 721083] [NEW] Page encoded Shift-JIS displays English text in strange font
frogbarf at telus.net
Fri Feb 18 05:03:26 UTC 2011
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: firefox-3.0
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
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.
Date: Thu Feb 17 20:37:57 2011
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: firefox 3.6.13+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-28-generic i686
** Affects: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
** Tags: apport-bug
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Page encoded Shift-JIS displays English text in strange font
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