This is a follow-up and more detailed explanation as to what I am experiencing in both Firefox 4 RC1 (Windows 7 32-Bit) and Firefox 4 Beta 13pre (Windows 7 64-Bit).
I have yet to try this on my Vista/Linux system. On Firefox 4 RC1 (32-Bit) with Windows Vista the page loaded fine. I’ll check later with Linux.
@jhz – you posted this comment in the prior article before I included screenshots, can you check again and let me know?
I guess it won’t help you, but the said article appears totally correct with FF4 (RC), for OS X. In 64 bit mode.
Here is the issue, any Wikipedia article that uses specials characters (usually in the first paragraph or two). While the page is loading the text is fine. But once it finishes loading the character encoding is messed up. Changing the encoding from the option in the view menu has the safe effect, while the page is reloading it is fine, but as soon as it has finished loading it is messed up. I was able to get some screenshots…
This is while the page is loading, everything renders fine:
However, once the page has loaded: