Support » Fixing WordPress » Nordic characters mess up post slugs

  • Resolved kjetilgf


    It seems that WP won’t handle special characters correctly in the slug – and this causes some problems. Is there some way to fix this, for instance making WP replace the characters in the slug?

    With Norwegian bloggers this happens with Æ / Ø / Å (ae/o with strikethrough/a with ring). Use it in a title, and the slug (and the page’s link) becomes a mess – sometimes not even recognizable.

    I’ve just installed the great SimplePress forum, but because of this failure (which I believe is connected with WP itself), no forum posts with Æ/Ø/Å can be opened. I can avoid using those characters myself, but not stop my forum users from doing so.

    Some workaround, plugin or idea to fix this?
    I know they have similar problems in Iceland, Russia, Sweden,… – places with more characters those included in “proper English”.

    Thanks a lot for any suggestions


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  • Anyone…?
    Can’t believe i’m the only one experiencing this?

    Found the answer:
    Basically the solution is to edit each post’s slug in the proper table in the database – quite easy in phpMyAdmin, at least.

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