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I would like to do 301 redirect from http://www.test.de/kollektion/b%C3%BCgel%20bh to http://www.test.de/bhs/bugel-bhs+balconette.

I tried to create a redirection rule, but it's not working even though I converted %C3%BCgel%20bh into ASCII code.

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Can you add what you've tried to your question? – dan Jan 31 '14 at 5:04
@dan as the first sentence but it's not redirected. – Dexter Moregan Jan 31 '14 at 7:55

To get this to work you will need to use the correct characters rather then the URL encoded characters.

Try adding the following in apache configuration file (apache2.conf/httpd.conf/apache.conf dependent on your distro)

AddDefaultCharset UTF-8

After restart apache using:

sudo service httpd restart


sudo service apache2 restart

Then in your htaccess file try the following:

Options +FollowSymLinks
Redirect 301 http://www.test.de/kollektion/bügel[\s]bh http://www.test.de/bhs/bugel-bhs+balconette
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Nice one. Was hoping the OP would provide his .htaccess code so we could see the redirect link, but you decoded it for him. – dan Feb 1 '14 at 1:55
@LiamSorsby bügel[\s]bh in the redirection rule that you provide turn into alien language when i put it into httpd.conf of my site. – Dexter Moregan Feb 3 '14 at 8:46
@DexterMoregan the bottom should be in your htaccess file not your httpd.conf file. Only the AddDefaultCharset UTF-8 should be added into your httpd.conf – Liam Sorsby Feb 3 '14 at 9:44

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