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right arrow ( → ) bug in FF3 on the Mac

right arrows not working right in firefox v3 on Mac

2:36 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is anyone else seeing this?

If I write:


I get a normal looking left and right arrow. However, if I put anything between them, like a space:
← →

the right arrow appears different, as if it's using a different font. Totally weird... can anyone else confirm this?

Here's my ver. info:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1

3:23 am on July 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Possibly a Mac thing -- It appears normal (The two test cases, with and without space, look identical) on Win XP:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008070208 Firefox/3.0.1


3:28 pm on Aug 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just tested it with Firefox 3, Safari and Opera on a Mac (OS X 10.5.4) and both with the space and without worked fine. I tried with both charset iso-8859-1 and utf-8.

Does it work on Safari on your machine? Is it happening with a specific font?

I have noticed some odd issues with Firefox character encoding on both 2 and 3. For example on Webmaster World with Firefox 2 I used to get a bunch of ? marks throughout some posts. Now I see the ?s for a split second on load and then it corrects itself. Safari always showed the posts fine.