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Josephus Flavius
 
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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 9:25 am

Is there a way to force character encoding to Hebrew-Windows when either: i) the web page is designed to display in Hebrew-Visual or ii) whenever the web page text is Hebrew?

Hebrew-Visual routinely fails to perform the R to L text display.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 9:53 am

Problems with a special web site? If windows-1255 resp. ISO-8859-8-I/ISO-8859-8/IBM-862/MacHebrew (and also all unicode encodings) is sent as encoding hebrew should display fine.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 10:32 am

Not one website, but quite a few. As I indicated myself, if the website sends Hebrew-Windows (1255) everything is great ( see page: http://www.haaretz.co.il ) but if it sends Hebrew-Visual (ISO 8859-8) the R to L goes L to R (see page: http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/L ... ntrassID=0 ) On the latter, it's the navigation bar on the left side of the page that's mis-formed, displaying L to R - by manually changing character encoding to Hebrew-Windows the text is displayed correctly. This problem is not limited to navigation bars or tables: many paragraphs (sometimes only the beginning of paragraphs or the way the text handles numerics) are incorrect in Hebrew-Visual (ISO 8859-8).

Finally, Internet Explorer (ver. 6.0) is able to recognize that very same page as a L to R text, including the text in the navigation bar. At least after you re-load the page which is sometimes necessary on some of these problem pages.

Back to my original question, then: is there a way to force FF to display in Hebrew-Windows (1255) whenever it encounters Hebrew-Visual (IS) 8859-8) or whenever it encounters Hebrew?

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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 10:46 am

I do not know of any way to force an encoding.
Maybe this extension helps: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4066

But it looks more like a page problem. For your bad page the encoding "csISOLatinHebrew" is sent. For the correct page no encoding is sent in the headers.
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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 11:08 am

TERRIFIC!!!

There may not be a way to force character encoding from the client side, but the Ad-On you pointed me to (Content Preferences 0.3.1) is a great work-around. As described on Ad-On page, the key is: "Firefox will remember that preference for the site you're browsing and apply it the next time you visit that site." So, for the several misbehaving pages I frequent regularly, this is an excellent solution.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2007, 1:13 pm

:-)
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Post Posted September 20th, 2007, 2:49 pm

Josepus Flavius - You may be interested in more haaretz-specific addon, which is what haaretz recommend for their visitors (and even link from the sidebar rather than fix that issue) - 3rd party fix for haaretz encoding issue.


I've written about haaretz issues couple of times. http://tomer.blogli.co.il/archives/204 (Hebrew)
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