[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 220.127.116.11. (Also 18.104.22.168) 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.
West Redding, CT
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