Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums
Andavari

Strange image in Firefox 3

Recommended Posts

Since upgrading to Firefox 3 I've noticed this strange image on some sites: adef940bdefe.png

 

Does anyone know what that is?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Since upgrading to Firefox 3 I've noticed this strange image on some sites: adef940bdefe.png

 

Does anyone know what that is?

 

Looks wierd.

 

Where about on the page does it show that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see them all the time on Japanese game sites. I figure they're just representations of characters our western keyboards don't recognize.

 

th_game.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't get it on my firefox, but I have seen them before. Like he said, with some jap sites. You might want to do a complete uninstall, delete profile/everything, and do a full install on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Might be a ghost. I would have an exorcism done immediately followed by a cheeseburger and fries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get the same in Firefox, although this is how they look in Opera:

 

i737_20090304170046.jpg

 

Just in case you needed to know that. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't get it on my firefox, but I have seen them before. Like he said, with some jap sites. You might want to do a complete uninstall, delete profile/everything, and do a full install on it.

This is a clean install of Firefox. :P It isn't just my computer I've seen this on the laptop my mom has.

 

Sandboxed in Opera....nothing. Could it be a java thing?

I don't have Sun Java RunTime SE installed, also Java has always been disabled in my Firefox installations. It's not a JavaScript issue either, since disabling it produces the same funny looking images on the IE7Pro website.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just checked the IE7Pro website, and I'm not getting anything strange.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why is this an item now? I've seen these numeral markings since 6 months ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try changing the character encoding, I can get unusual icons there by changing it.

FF3.0.6

View > Character Encoding > pick one

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't changed anything from the default options in Firefox's lang/regional coding or character encoding hence there's no reason to since I'm using the U.S. English version.

 

It's not really much of an issue, I just wondered what they were since numerous websites have them and I didn't know what they were.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I think what they are is 3D barcode images. These are images very much like the ones on the forum.

They hold information.My phone has a barcode reader which, when you copy the image, stores the information.

It saves you having to remember web addresses etc. Well I hope I'm right they look very similar. I know I

haven't explained things very well but if you google 3D barcodes its all there.

Hope this solves the mystery. Steve aka 5teveuk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you look at FF's settings in about:config you will see those sort of characters here and there.

 

There was one setting "network.IDN.blacklist_chars" that I googled.

 

Still not sure what it all means atm. :mellow:

 

MozillaZine Article

 

Unicode Character

Thank you Humpty! Now I finally know what those are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...