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%E2%80%90 and links issue

Ran into an issue where a customer creates public link to a file and pastes into word and it works fine but when he converts it to PDF it no longer works thought the  link in browser url bar looks exact same.  I reproduced it and saw that "h-s" in link url was getting converted to h%E2%80%90s. After some Googling it turned out to be an adobe bug http://forums.adobe.com/message/2807241 related to hyphen character.

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  1. The reason why this happens is because the html recognizes the hyphen that it originally had as HYPHEN, which to it reads as e2 80 90, and thus the %E2%80%90 comes about. What you could do is copy/paste an actual hyphen from a text editor, such as Notepad++ into the name of the document. This way, h%E2%80%90s would read as h-s to the web browser.

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    1. Yes but you see the issue is its not in our hand, we can although create a helpdesk page or known issues page.

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