# Is it possible to use non-ASCII characters in hyperref labels with htlatex?

As I lay out here when using hypperef it appears to be problematic if anyone is using non-ASCII characters for hypertarget/hyperlink label names and then uses htlatex (with MikTeX on Windows) to produce HTML files.

Long story short is that using \hypertarget{labelTwö}{Link Text Two} (note non-ASCII ö) will simply not work with htlatex, but will work with pdfLaTeX.

Sub points for me here are:

• Is this expected?
• Why does it not work?
• Does it work under non MikTeX systems?
• Any way to make it work?

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