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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).

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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 ?

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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.