View Full Version : [ubuntu] Weird Firefox rendering issue, only on Ubuntu

December 12th, 2008, 06:03 PM
I just posted a wordpress blog, and some of the English text is being displayed as junk characters in Hindi. (Click here to access that the page. (http://lifeteaches.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/%e0%a4%85%e0%a4%ae%e0%a5%87%e0%a4%b0%e0%a4%bf%e0%a 4%95%e0%a4%be-%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%80-%e0%a4%98%e0%a4%9f%e0%a4%a8%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%93%e0%a 4%82-%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%80-%e0%a4%aa%e0%a4%b0%e0%a4%bf%e0%a4%ad/))

Screenshots of the problem:

In opera+ubuntu, it looks fine, like this:


However in Firefox+Ubuntu, it looks like this:


Notice the "In America' in the second line becomes transformed to junk characters. The characters are displaying correctly in all other browser/OS combos. All browsers on Mac and Windows xp display the same page perfectly fine.

The weirdest thing is, if I copy the "junk characters" and paste them somewhere else, they show up as "In America" - which is the correct text.

Any idea what's going on?