I can see some Tibetan script and not others in Wikipedia

Bug #417981 reported by B9 hummingbird hovering on 2009-08-24
This bug affects 1 person
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firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.0

Please refer this conversation in the Multilingual Support Help Talk for Wikipedia:

My Notebook is running Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 on the Netbook Remix. I have followed the instructions for rendering support for Tibetan texts but I still cannot see it in Wikimedia Projects in certain instances. I have installed the fonts and have even enabled the Keyboard Indicator to type in Tibetan or Dzongkha but in certain Wikimedia articles Tibetan text is invisible. I confirmed this with User:BabelStone. I can see Tibetan on the Rongzompa article but not in the "your computer" section of the Help:Multilingual_support_(Indic)#Check_for_existing_support. B9 hummingbird hovering (talk • contribs) 16:46, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

 * I suspect this might be a Firefox bug. The difference between the Rongzompa article and this one seems to be that that one uses {{bo}} and this one uses {{lang}}:

        * {{bo|t=རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ}} produces: Tibetan: རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ (HTML: <span style="font-family: Jomolhari,'Tibetan Machine Uni; font-size:larger;';">རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ</span>) and
        * {{lang|bo|རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ}} produces: རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ (HTML: <span xml:lang="bo" lang="bo">རོང་ཟོམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བཟང་པོ</span>)

    In principle, the latter should work. If you can see the former and not the latter, it may be related to this Firefox bug I filed (no response), but it may be an entirely different bug as well. Hope something helps, Shreevatsa (talk) 18:05, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

To see the above conversation with metatext links for reference refer:


ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: firefox-3.0 3.0.13+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.04.1
SourcePackage: firefox-3.0
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-15-generic i686

Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

Removed ubuntu-unr tag since this bug does not appear to be specific to UNR. If you know of some reason why it would be specific to UNR, please feel free to add the tag back in and explain why. Thanks!

tags: removed: ubuntu-unr
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