URLs with Unicode characters do not load and become garbled

Fixed Issue #8516391


Rudy Z.
Aug 17, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
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When a web site redirects without URL-encoding Unicode characters, Edge will not properly support these characters and will turn them into garbled ones.

This is a URL with Arabic characters:
If you remove any word from the slug, the server will redirect you to the full slug again. So, try entering:
The resultant URL is a garbled one.
This only happens when servers return HTTP 301/302. Entering a URL with Unicode characters does not mess up the URL.

Also, if the server does URL encoding, Edge will keep the URL in the address bar with percentages instead of decoding the characters. Chrome/FF will show the actual letters, which is preferred. Example:
Open it in Edge versus Chrome, and you will see Arabic characters in Chrome but percentages in Edge.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Venkat K.” to “Rajat J.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • Thank you for the feedback on Edge. We are working on including a fix for this in RS1 if we can.

      Best regards,
      The MS Edge Team

    • I tried it with Edge now and it is NOT fixed.

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