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Non-ASCII characters in external links

Consider the following URL: http://www.erfolg-für-alle.de (posted to SO short time ago)

Apart of the automatic URL detection breaking on the "ü" letter, even if I explicitly try to make this a link of some other text, it's simply not working ignoring the link completely.

The link appears in the source as [1]: http://www.erfolg-für-alle.de and the "linked" text is also fine: [some other text][1] however, no link and no shoes.

Is there something I'm missing here?

marked as duplicate by Arjan, Pops, Ladybug Killer, Grace Note, Jon Seigel Jan 9 '11 at 22:32

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  • Well I learned something today: Never knew that unicode characters could be in domain names – TheLQ Jan 6 '11 at 12:34
  • @TheLQ yeah, found out about it not long ago too following Hebrew address - the address itself get changed to http://www.xn--erfolg-fr-alle-nsb.de/ and IE show alert, but in both IE and Chrome it does work properly. :) – ShaWiz Jan 6 '11 at 12:48
  • @TheLG: http://☃.net – Arjan Jan 6 '11 at 15:56
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    This is no duplicate - in the "original" there's no solution for this problem at all. – maaartinus Jan 27 '11 at 5:51
  • @maa that's because it's not a bug.. currently SO does not support such links and I accept it. – ShaWiz Jan 27 '11 at 8:20
  • That's fine.... but by closing this question the solution gets lost and the original question provides none. I know, you've solved you problem already, but I think that either the this question shouldn't go away or the old question should be extended. Closing a non-duplicate based on 2 matching words is wrong, no matter how many people agree with it. – maaartinus Jan 27 '11 at 9:16
  • @maa for what it's worth I wouldn't close this question but I also don't think it's worth fighting to re-open it.. anyway nothing is lost, there's link to the "original" question with the answers that convinced me. – ShaWiz Jan 27 '11 at 9:26

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