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I have a bibtex file entry with a URL field so:

url = {{http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0025-570X\%28198912\%2962\%3A5\%3C291\%3AHRATQS\%3E2.0.CO\%3B2-8}}

where I have manually escaped each percent sign with a backslash.

It compiles correctly with biblatex/biber but the resulting hyperlink in the document still has the escaped percentage sign and does not link correctly to the website.

Is there a workaround for this problem?

Thank you.

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You don't have to escape the %, the url field is printed verbatim, so there won't be a problem. Hence, just remove the backslashes before the percentage signs.

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Thanks. That did the trick. I will check before I ask in future :-) –  chandra Jun 11 '11 at 19:41
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@chandra: You should also remove the second pair of braces at the start/end of the URL field. These braces would also be printed verbatim, resulting in a non-functional link with the hyperref package. –  lockstep Jun 11 '11 at 19:47
    
Thanks, @lockstep. I did not realize it, but I had removed the extra brace pair when I got it working. –  chandra Jun 13 '11 at 5:38
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