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Google reporting 404 when page exists

404, google, special characters

2:53 pm on Jan 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Iīm working on <my site> and iīm using urlīs with a "ņ" character. I know this is not very standart but iīve seen other sites using ņ in their urlīs and Google recognizing it.

If you enter the URL, it transforms the "ņ" character into "%C3%B1" which must be the utf-8 equivalent.
Well, my site has a
path, that actually transforms to:
which should be correct.

The problem is that Google isnīt indexing this page and on Google Webmaster Tools, iīve got a 404 reported for it.

Do you know why this is happening and how to fix it?


[edited by: encyclo at 12:17 pm (utc) on Jan. 19, 2007]
[edit reason] no URLs please, see TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]

9:30 pm on Jan 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Would that URL encoded translation, etc happen in the browser? If so, I wouldn't expect googlebot to do that.

Could you no just refer to the correct characterset in your http headers and leaving the URLs alone?