[SOLVED] Non-standard characters in the address bar - naming pages.

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c0mp0ser
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[SOLVED] Non-standard characters in the address bar - naming pages.

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I don't know if it's good or bad, but WonderCMS creates links with foreign letters. I know that we have a time when UTF-8 is ubiquitous, but it is probably still worth not to include the non-standard characters in the address of the website or page. I made a test project using WonderCMS in Polish. There are some non-standard letters in this language, which after creating a new page, the CMS also displays in the browser's address bar and some <meta> tags. Unfortunately, the Polish language is not the only one that has such letters in its alphabet. Perhaps it would be good to do some code that converts them into the basic letters of the Romanesque alphabet? What do you think? Maybe there is any ready to use code to implement ...? Or it's worth to make the plugin which will do this job?
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wiz
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Re: Non-standard characters in the address bar - naming pages.

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We used to filter out these letters and replaced them with non-special characters.
However, with the internet advancing and websites like Amazon and Alibaba using the same format, it turns out that it's actually also good for SEO.

So in short, this is wanted behaviour and should not hurt your website in any way. I'm not sure what the gain would be of converting them back to non-special characters.
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Re: Non-standard characters in the address bar - naming pages.

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Thanks for your answer. Until a few years ago, it caused various problems. Hence my question. ;)
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Re: [SOLVED] Non-standard characters in the address bar - naming pages.

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Appreciate the concern, if any issues arise in the future because of this, we'll be reverting it. It seems the internet and SEO is progressing in a more relaxed way, where native letters can be used and it doesn't hurt the website. :)
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