I've just tried to "Share This" feature from http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/16870/le-bon-usage-du-francais-french-usage then selected Twitter.
It ends up at this address : http://twitter.com/?status=Stack%20Exchange%20QnA%20site%20proposal%3A%20Le%20bon%20usage%20du%20fran%EF%BF%BDais%20[French%20usage]%20http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fi9nlSu with the message :
Stack Exchange QnA site proposal: Le bon usage du fran�ais [French usage] http://bit.ly/i9nlSu
So there is a little problem with UTF-8 I guess, since the character should be
ç which is not in ASCII set.
With mail I've got :
Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Le bon usage du franXais [French usage] with a square instead of
It's ok for facebook.
It fails on LinkedIn with
We’re sorry. Something unexpected happened and your request could not be completed. Please close this window and try again.
I did not tried the rest of social networks.
The problem seems to originate from the area51 page at first. The links uses
fran%E7ais instead of
What is the function used to do this? Seems that the source charset is wrong here.