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East Asian languages appear as gibberish in FTP

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When I use Firefox to view an FTP site that contains East Asian languages, the page appears with gibberish instead. HTTP displays correctly, only FTP is affected. Opera is able to display the FTP site correctly, so I know that it's not the site that's the problem. And yes, I do have East Asian language support installed (I'm not an idiot).

URL of affected sites

ftp://85.17.76.148:2158/

When I use Firefox to view an FTP site that contains East Asian languages, the page appears with gibberish instead. HTTP displays correctly, only FTP is affected. Opera is able to display the FTP site correctly, so I know that it's not the site that's the problem. And yes, I do have East Asian language support installed (I'm not an idiot). == URL of affected sites == ftp://85.17.76.148:2158/

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • MassDownloader Plugin (DLL helper)

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100625 Firefox/3.6.6

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.6
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Panache/My%20Documents/Home.htm
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.6
browser.tabs.autoHide
true
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
browser.tabs.warnOnOpen
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.6
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_entering_weak
false
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

cor-el
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I Can't access that site to see what happens as you need to authenticate.

Can you attach a screenshot? The screenshot didn't attach. Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed the maximum file size (200 KB) and do not click Preview after you have attached the image.

Did you try other encodings via View > Character Encoding ?

I Can't access that site to see what happens as you need to authenticate. Can you attach a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot screenshot]? The screenshot didn't attach. Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot and make sure that you do not exceed the maximum file size (200 KB) and do not click Preview after you have attached the image. Did you try other encodings via View > Character Encoding ?

Question owner

You cannot access that page because it's a private FTP site. Yes, I tried using View>Character Encoding, doesn't work - Firefox refuses to change the encoding (maybe this doesn't work for the FTP protocol?) Fact remains, while Firefox supports the use of Unicode characters for HTTP, this does not extend to FTP. I've decided to stick with Opera for the time being until Firefox improves in this respect. Thanks for replying.

You cannot access that page because it's a private FTP site. Yes, I tried using View>Character Encoding, doesn't work - Firefox refuses to change the encoding (maybe this doesn't work for the FTP protocol?) Fact remains, while Firefox supports the use of Unicode characters for HTTP, this does not extend to FTP. I've decided to stick with Opera for the time being until Firefox improves in this respect. Thanks for replying.