Word wrapping

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23 Nov, 2014 08:25 PM

I just noticed that word wrapping on WordPress blogs is rendered strangely in TFF. I'm using 31.1.1 on G4 running 10.5. I've loaded the same page in your SeaMonkey build and found the same problem. It's hyphenating words in the wrong places. Loading the page in Safari, however, does not have a problem. Loading that same page in Firefox on an Intel machine does not have a problem either. Only TenFourFox and SeaMonkey.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 25 Nov, 2014 06:32 PM

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    Brett, do you have an example website on which this occurs?

  2. 2 Posted by BC on 26 Nov, 2014 01:14 PM

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    Yes Chris, I first noticed it on my cousin's page at the following link. You can shrink or grow the window and the hyphenation break points will change but most, if not all, will be strange and incorrect.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 26 Nov, 2014 03:48 PM

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    I can confirm that TFF (tested 31 & 17) hyphenates whenever the line is finished, no matter what. Safari 5.0.6 hyphenates correctly. Firefox 29 mobile and FF 31 (Win XP) also hyphenate correctly.

    If you disable styles (View>Page Style) you will at least be able to read the page without going insane. And yes, I now remember noticing this before on another wordpress site, thinking the author didn't care much about spelling. I guess we have a bug to fix.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 26 Nov, 2014 05:44 PM

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    Brett, please be specific: is it that it does not hyphenate at the end of lines, or that it hyphenates at the wrong point in words?

  5. 5 Posted by BC on 26 Nov, 2014 06:12 PM

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    Haha yes, that's exactly what happened to me too Chris! I even started a letter to my cousin telling her to have a look at her page as it was such a mess. Then I figured it must be the fault of WordPress not her because she is so brilliant. But then I decided to double check using Safari before sending that letter. I'm sure glad I did because it would've left my cousin very confused what I was seeing! Thanks for understanding.


  6. 6 Posted by BC on 26 Nov, 2014 06:15 PM

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    Hi Cameron, it's putting hyphens at the wrong points in the words. Two examples that really stood out: "bac-kground" and "yo-ung".

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 26 Nov, 2014 06:22 PM

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    OK, I can reproduce this as well. Thanks for testing it in SeaMonkeyPPC because it uses a separate word break library. Since it's affected there also, this tells me the problem is in a different section of code that both browsers use. I have an idea what the issue is, but I'm already into 31.3.0, so I will look at this for the next version. Since this is technically a Mozilla problem, I will push the fix up to them as well. This issue is now being tracked as issue 293:


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 11 Dec, 2014 01:16 AM

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    I have confirmed this is the issue and it will be fixed in 31.4.0. A fix has been pushed to Mozilla as well:


  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 20 Jan, 2015 08:50 PM

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    The fix has been pushed out with 31.4.0.

  10. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 20 Jan, 2015 08:50 PM.

  11. BC re-opened this discussion on 21 Jan, 2015 03:07 AM

  12. 10 Posted by BC on 21 Jan, 2015 03:07 AM

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    Yep, it's fixed for me. Thank you!

  13. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 21 Jan, 2015 06:47 AM.

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