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facebook/twitter share fails with unicode url

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?

str's avatar
asked 2012-07-03 21:53:03 -0500
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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

alexandros.z's avatar
answered 2012-07-06 03:23:21 -0500, updated 2012-07-06 03:24:43 -0500
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