Since I have so far missed both parents and both siblings birthdays because I am incapable of remembering anything, it seems fitting that this is a couple of days late.

Friday, June 30th was the 7th birthday of Mozilla bug 9101, that Firefox should support the soft hyphen properly, on the basis that not having it makes supporting languages with long words more difficult.

Reading seven years of comments, you’ll notice that various people have come up with fixes for the actual problem, but they have either been rejected because they didn’t fix another, related but completely seperate, problem. Or they’ve been ignored entirely.

Seven years, it’s still marked as new, and I fully suspect I shall be posting another entry like this in three years time. One day, I’ll have enough spare money to put a bounty on it.

Sometimes Open Source fails.