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facebook/twitter share fails with unicode url

asked 2012-07-03 21:53:03 -0500

str's avatar

If question/answer title is unicode, which sets the url unicode - then, when I try to share with facebook/twitter it fails.

For example, the api request to twitter changes to, ...... and twitter sends 'This webpage is not found'

Is this an issue with askbot?

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answered 2012-07-06 03:23:21 -0500

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updated 2012-07-06 03:24:43 -0500


I had a similar problem some time ago. Please have a look here.

Probably, is not the best solution, but worked for me. Have a look on the second part of the answer where I am writing something about escaping characters.

I removed escaping, because when I tried to post greek questions (non latin characters) the url created was not valid (contained a lot of % because of escaping) and twitter sharing didnt work. Now it works.

Hope it helps

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