September 21 in Classic self-hosted technical help
I don't often really need to use unicode characters on web servers url, as usually in the past (10-20 years ago) it always cause problems especially for the older web servers to handle it. So usually, I will prefer to use non-unicode characters for url.
However, as the forum software does allow for unicode characters (such as Chinese Display name). So nowadays I am starting to have users who use Chinese Display names. This usually means the user will each have a url with a friendly SEO url like:-
I noticed, this will often lead to a Sorry! The page you requested does not exist.
Sames goes with almost any topics that contains a non-unicode characters. They will also not really load properly. So often I have to edit it to remove the non-unicode characters.
If these chinese text are in the post body content, there is no issue. It displays properly. Just that when they are part of URL, that's where the page will not be able to load properly.
But nowadays most modern web server / PHP are all supporting unicode quite well now. So I was wondering if this is an issue I could look into to resolve permanent so that I don't need to have to change the name/title to non-unicode each time.
Not sure if it is something that I have to add to the .htaccess, or some url_encode / url_decode that needs to be added?
Any ideas. Thanks!
I would need an example to check for you, and if you could also let me know what browser you are using. We can then take a look. It shouldnt be leading to an incorrect location, so if thats the case its likely a bug
Okay, let me message you with a live url link to check it out.
Thank you for the example sent over.
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