For example, I signed up for "битрикс" tag. I received a confirmation email:

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It was impossible to subscribe to any tag containing non-ASCII characters, not only for Russian. But it's fixed now:

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Note however that you may need to create your subscription again to get it working.

  • Just curious, was it always broken, or did a recent change cause this? Nov 16, 2016 at 15:18
  • Thank you. Checked on russian version.
    – Dmitry
    Nov 16, 2016 at 15:28
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    @ShadowWizard Originally there were no such thing as non-English sites, therefore there were no such thing as non-ASCII tags. Then "Stack Overflow in (language)" and "(language) Stack Exchange" sites were born, and tag processing code was modified to allow non-ASCII tags... but only in the codebase for the network sites, not in the one for stackexchange.com. So I guess the answer is "it was always broken".
    – Konamiman
    Nov 16, 2016 at 16:07

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