[b-hebrew] Firefox problem in copying selected text to clipboard from the Unicode/XML Westminster Leningrad Codex

Christopher V. Kimball transcriber at tanach.us
Wed Apr 25 20:53:37 EDT 2007


Samuel Arnet has discovered a problem in copying selected text to 
clipboard from the Unicode/XML Westminster Leningrad Codex with Mozilla 
Firefox 2.0.0.3. (Also 2.0.0.2) When the text (Hebrew or English) is 
selected, the "Copy" command in either the right mouse button menu or 
the "Edit" menu is grayed out and unusable.  Hence, the text can't be 
copied and pasted into other documents.

The problem doesn't occur in Internet Explorer 6 or 7.

A magical "work-around" is to

1. Select any Hebrew text, hold the SHIFT key down, and click the 
selected text.  This will bring up the "Hebrew text as Unicode and 
hexadecimal constants" page.

2. Click the "Back" button on the "Hebrew text as Unicode and 
hexadecimal constants" page. The original page will be restored.

3. Select the text to be copied. The "Copy" menu item will now be active 
and remains active for any part of the displayed text or in text 
obtained by the forward and back arrows.

The cause of the problem is unknown.


Chris Kimball
West Redding, CT









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