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How to read special characters(non English characters) from URL query string?
when my query string has a value in Arabic language like "key=رياضه" the value changed and become ????????
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Updated 24-Mar-14 4:08am
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Keith Barrow 24-Mar-14 9:02am    
Hi, can you clarify whether you want non-English characters (e.g. Arabic in your case I guess) or special characters (such as + , ? etc) please.
Mohammad A. Amer 24-Mar-14 9:14am    
when my query string has a value in Arabic language like "key=رياضه" the value changed and become ????????
Bernhard Hiller 24-Mar-14 9:23am    
What about URLEncode and URLDecode functions?
Mohammad A. Amer 25-Mar-14 5:34am    
how can I use it as i want the same characters in the query string to search the db by them?
Raul Iloc 24-Mar-14 14:35pm    
Did you try my solution?

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In you master page (layout or pages) you should specify the using of UTF-8 like in the next example:
HTML
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">


Then in your web.config file you should have the next settings for specifying encoding for Arabic:
HTML
<globalization fileencoding="windows-1256">
    requestEncoding="windows-1256" responseEncoding="windows-1256"/></globalization>
 
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