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URL with unicode (ie Chinese Character)in Display Name or Topic Title won't load properly.

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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!

Warmest Regards
Robert Lee



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Thank you for the example sent over.

We would need to look further into this for you, however the access details on file appear to be incorrect or missing. Could you please update these details by visiting your client area, selecting the relevant purchase, then clicking "Review/Update Access Information" under the "Stored Access Information" section. 

We look forward to further assisting you. 


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