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Hyperref: Scandinavian characters (æø) don't work in \url, hyperlink is wrong

Consider the following example:







When not using hyperref the result comes out as expected. Adding hyperref gives me something similar to


anyone have any idea how to fix this? There is nothing wrong with the URL.

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marked as duplicate by diabonas, doncherry, topskip, Torbjørn T., Loop Space Oct 31 '11 at 11:29

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Slightly off-topic perhaps there is something wrong with the url. According to the RFC for URL only a-zA-Z0-9 and some special characters $,-,_,.,+,!,*,',(,),"," where the "," represents a ,. Other characters can be encoded using % hex hex where hex follows 0-9[A-F|a-f]. Apparently this RFC is no longer used? – Roelof Spijker Oct 31 '11 at 10:25
As far as I know, the use of national chars in URLs have been allowed for some time. – daleif Oct 31 '11 at 10:47
This example works out of box in XeLaTeX. – Andrey Vihrov Oct 31 '11 at 10:51
Use \href{http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85ben_m%C3%A6ngde}{http://da.wikipedia.o‌​rg/wiki/Åben_mængde} instead. You have to encode the URL, for example using the W3 URL encoder. – matth Nov 10 '11 at 15:49

One of your links works (pdftex, miktex 2.9) with this:

\href{http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/\string Åben_m\string ængde}{http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Åben\string_mængde}

But it is not very reliable. It fails (understandably) if I copy the code to an utf8 file. Also I don't know how much "intelligence" the pdf-reader has to invest to translate the link correctly in the whatever-it-is-called international notation. I think you should retry to get Heikos attention, probably he simply overlooked your question a c.t.t.

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