Javascript bug in IE 8/9: alert() + RTL - by sq33G

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ID 804439 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 10/3/2013 5:50:56 AM
Access Restriction Public


In Internet Explorer 8 and 9 we're having the following bug:

Calling alert('70 - גוש לא קיים.'); results in a message box with the text "70 - גוש לא" displayed. When we copy and paste the message box to Notepad, the entire message is pasted from the clipboard.

This occurs when the text is of some special length, begins with a number, then has a string in RTL (Hebrew), then ends with a period.
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Posted by Jean-Pierre [MSFT] on 12/18/2013 at 6:16 AM
We are currently unable to reproduce this issue with the latest Internet Explorer 11 version running on Windows 8.1.

Following steps have been tried:
- Created a html document with alert("70 - גוש לא קיים.")

The result was an alert with exactly the same text with IE9 on Windows7

We did no longer see the issue you described.

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