re-encode %ecaped unicode characters for address bar display

Fixed Issue #17169296


Ali F.
Apr 24, 2018
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The address bar should show the modifiable un-escaped UTF-8 (decoded) URL and allow user to modify that in a human readable manner. Edge should be capable to re-encode and re-escape necessary characters before consuming the URL.
it should represent in the address bar:کت

instead of:



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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

    • Hi Ali,

      I believe this behavior has been changed in recent releases of Windows 10.  I tested in 16299.371 and was able view and edit the UTF-8
      encoded URL in the address bar.

      My test URL was:

      I then clicked on the first link in the right hand column list.

      My example above is not showing the original utf-8 encoded version because you a UTF-8 link is copied the encoded version is used.  I believe this is for security.  E.g. URL tricks for similar but different characters.

      If you have access to an insider release or a recent release, please try your tests and let us know.

      Appreciate the submission and the support,


    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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