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I've been having trouble with this lately. Can someone tell me what's wrong with my URL syntax in my answer to this question:

I've tried:

[Knuth-Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm][1]


Even this is not working


What's wrong with this?

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Exact duplicate: (I have no votes to close here) – ChristopheD Apr 16 '10 at 22:31
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Because there is Unicode DASH 8211 (\u2013) in the url, which should be url encoded.

You may use normal hyphen or

Knuth-Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm

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First correct answer gets accepted. I did not notice the - had a little extra width on it :) – macek Apr 16 '10 at 14:44

The em slash ()is the problem:–Yates_shuffle

Use a simple n slash (the normal one -):

Wikipedia is smart enough to work with that replacement.

Already fixed it on the post.

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+1 thanks! I did not notice the extra width on the -. – macek Apr 16 '10 at 14:44

Note that as of recently, when entering a link via the button (or Ctrl-L), characters that could cause problems will automatically be escaped.

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