At some point in the past, unicode symbols such as Japanese kana became supported in Stack Exchange question URLs.

However, in comments and posts, when pasting a link using these symbols, they are truncated. For example, the following URL:


... is the correct URL for the question with ID 2102. However, the following code does not create a link:

[Link title](https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2102/what-is-the-こと-in-sentences-suc‌​h-as-あなたのことが好きだ)

... and, if you just paste the link itself without the []() Markdown, you get this (hover over it to see the actual link URL):

What is the こと in sentences such as あなたのことが好きだ?‌​h-as-あなたのことが好きだ

... which produces the following (in case this post fixes itself):

Link parsing cuts off at symbol こ, and presumably other Japanese symbols

Can we get link parsing support for these unicode characters in Markdown []() and auto-linking syntax?

  • When I hover over I see japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/2102/what-is-the but it redirects correctly because the ID is valid.
    – Tim
    Mar 23, 2015 at 19:53
  • @Tim Yes, but only because the ID is valid. (The title is not needed at all, but when it's provided, it should parse.)
    – Cat
    Mar 23, 2015 at 19:54
  • I'm not sure it does parse, I noticed that when I pasted in a question with long question title, it got it correct - even though the title was cut off.
    – Tim
    Mar 23, 2015 at 20:44
  • @Tim I don't know what you mean. The issue here is that the URL provided is a valid URL which isn't properly recognized as Markdown starting at the first Unicode character.
    – Cat
    Mar 23, 2015 at 20:51
  • Ahh, okay don't worry then.
    – Tim
    Mar 23, 2015 at 20:53


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