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IE can't display Google Chrome's landing page correctly in RTL languages (Hebrew, Arabic, Persian) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I’ve been trying to download Google Chrome from the official Hebrew version website (https://www.google.co.il/chrome/)
    Using IE11 on Windows 7 SP1 from different computer setups, but every time the blue download box-link simply didn’t show up. I’ve checked this with browserstack.com and found out it’s not a local issue, and also occurs on other RTL languages such as Arabic and Persian:

    http://www.browserstack.com/screenshots/61734a52b54acd1937fca193142000acf4e2666d

    http://www.browserstack.com/screenshots/01d33b5dd01ce94cd9999cc58948a3e22f332a97

    http://www.browserstack.com/screenshots/ae01fad47a03ba6c94b450958aa60455e18d2eeb

    Waiting for a reply
    Thank you, 

    Elad
    Monday, May 26, 2014 10:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi Michael,

    its another Google intern foo bar.

        <script>
    (function(e, p){
        var m = location.href.match(/platform=(win8|win|mac|linux|cros)/);
        e.id = (m && m[1]) ||
               (p.indexOf('Windows NT 6.2') > -1 ? 'win8' : p.indexOf('Windows') > -1 ? 'win' : p.indexOf('Mac') > -1 ? 'mac' : p.indexOf('CrOS') > -1 ? 'cros' : 'linux');
        e.className = e.className.replace(/\bno-js\b/,'js');
      })(document.documentElement, window.navigator.userAgent)


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:47 AM

All replies

  • Press F12, Emulation->document mode, change it to 8. Then the download prompt would be displayed.

    This might be caused by the scripts used in the webpage. Not sure how it works here.

    Not a page designer.

    Rgds

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:15 AM
  • Start here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346?hl=il

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:37 PM
  • Hi,

    Change IE 11 document mode to IE 8 seems to make the button display well in Windows 7.

    And I am trying to involve someone familar with this to further look at this issue, there might be some time delay.

    Appreciate your patience,

    Thank you for your understanding and support.

    Best regards


    Michael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:34 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Michael,

    its another Google intern foo bar.

        <script>
    (function(e, p){
        var m = location.href.match(/platform=(win8|win|mac|linux|cros)/);
        e.id = (m && m[1]) ||
               (p.indexOf('Windows NT 6.2') > -1 ? 'win8' : p.indexOf('Windows') > -1 ? 'win' : p.indexOf('Mac') > -1 ? 'mac' : p.indexOf('CrOS') > -1 ? 'cros' : 'linux');
        e.className = e.className.replace(/\bno-js\b/,'js');
      })(document.documentElement, window.navigator.userAgent)


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 5:47 AM
  • Thank you! now the button can be displayed using default settings (edge rendering).

    Have you pushed any update to fix it?


    • Edited by eladadelad Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:24 PM
    • Proposed as answer by maelwliams Friday, May 30, 2014 1:21 AM
    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:19 PM

  • Hi Michael,

    its another Google intern foo bar.


        <script>
    (function(e, p){
        var m = location.href.match(/platform=(win8|win|mac|linux|cros)/);
        e.id = (m && m[1]) ||
               (p.indexOf('Windows NT 6.2') > -1 ? 'win8' : p.indexOf('Windows') > -1 ? 'win' : p.indexOf('Mac') > -1 ? 'mac' : p.indexOf('CrOS') > -1 ? 'cros' : 'linux');
        e.className = e.className.replace(/\bno-js\b/,'js');
      })(document.documentElement, window.navigator.userAgent)


    Rob^_^



    Proposed as answer by   Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MVP  11 hours 4 minutes ago


     

    foo bar?

     

    Well. This a riddle.

    The download button works fine now on google.co.il.   And the foo bar script is present there.

    In fact, that foo bar script is present on both the Israel and US chrome sites.  Both work fine.

    So.  Does foo bar mean "good" ?

     

     

    The little I know about javascript, what it's doing is called "UA-sniffing".  It would be needed to automate the selection of the correct Chrome version during online installation:  XP, Vista, 7, 8, or even Mac or Linux version.  It is the same technique used by Microsoft during online IE installation.  The correct IE version is determined by using a script just like the one above.  UA-sniffing.

     

    foo bar.  Robear, you have a funny sense of humor to Propose that as Answer.

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:38 AM
  • Foobar or FUBAR? <w>

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:43 PM
  • So, what was the fix?
    Thursday, May 29, 2014 9:58 PM
  • So, what was the fix?
    You marked IECustomizer's post as your Answer so you tell us?

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Friday, May 30, 2014 12:11 AM
  • Not sure how it become available by now. In windows 7

    Checked in Windows 8/8.1, the button is displayed well, but not on windows 7 IE11, which by changing it to 8 makes it work. I think Michael has confirmed this.

    Have saw some threads talking about the user agent string changed in IE11, but this thing makes no sense here.

    Maybe some google guys could tell this out.

    Rgds

    Friday, May 30, 2014 1:26 AM
  • So, what was the fix?

    You marked IECustomizer's post as your Answer so you tell us?

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    thought he forwarded the issue and got it fixed
    Friday, May 30, 2014 10:13 AM
  • I see IECustomizer is a man of few words.  Possibly he was indicating that he personally supplied to Google that expertly crafted UA-sniffing script.  Yes, so very thorough.  Notice you may choose manual foo bar UA detection.  Instead of short form  http://www.google.com/chrome/  observe when you put "?platform=" string at the end of URL.  It's animated.

    http://www.google.com/chrome/?platform=win8

     

    This is very fine foo bar you have shown us, IECustomizer.  Thank you.

    Too bad no explanation.

    Friday, May 30, 2014 7:02 PM
  • So if anybody else has troubles downloading Chrome from  http://www.google.co.il/chrome/

    You may adventure to try manual foo bar URL   http://www.google.co.il/chrome/?platform=win8

     

    (omit the final "8" if you are using Windows 7 or earlier).  Only IECustomizer can explain why it fails to animate like the manual invoked US webpage does.  (as shown in post above).  Or, when he plans to update the internal string to "Windows NT 6.3" (Windows 8.1).  It appears that he is too bashful to return here, to take a well-deserved bow, or to provide fuller instructions for his expert UA-sniffing script.

    Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:27 AM