While IE does not show any problems with the results or repsonse of any site.
The scenarios were as follows: 1. When I type a site in the address bar it displays gibberish (some sites do display its content correctly like epsncricinfo.com, bing.com) but other sites like wordpress.com show jibberish text.
screenshot of result after entering google.co.uk in address bar
screenshot of result after entering google.lk in address bar
2. When typing a keyword in the top right corner, in the browser search dropdown box, its results displays gibberish in google, bing, yahoo.
Screenshot of result displayed after typing keyword "cars" in Yahoo search box in top right
3.When Google button on the google toolbar is pressed, it displays the address [[https://www.google.com/webhp]] Is this NORMAL in FF 8.0 ????
screenshot after upgrade showing the addrs as google.com/webhp. this was the same b4 upgrade to 8.0
4. As result of scenario #3, the results are displayed in clear form of readable and understandable default English.
Screenshot after setting home page to restore to default in 8.0 was the same in 3.6.17
I tried changing character encodings through troubleshooting, but no effect on it.
Some sites do work in whole like espncricinfo.com all links also work normal.
bbc.co.uk home page itself is gibberish
cnn.com displays home page but some links show jibberish either trying to open in new window/tab/same window.
huffingtonpost.com, dailymail.co.uk displays home pg gibberish.
Most importanly is it SAFE to use https://www.google.com/webhp
Reply from Mozilla support forum
Edited by iceuser, 13 November 2011 - 11:27 AM.