I'm currently in the process of applying a variety of 301 redirects in an
.htaccess file for a website that recently changed its structure. Everything is working as expected, except for URLs that contain special characters, for these I am getting 404 errors.
For example the following directives that have a registered trademark symbol (®) bring up 404 pages:
RedirectMatch 301 ^/directory/link-with®-special-character(/)?$ somelink.com RedirectMatch 301 ^/directory/link-with%c2%ae-special-character(/)?$ somelink.com
I've also tried using
RewriteRule and surrounding the urls with double quotes and nothing seems to work.
Does anyone know what might be happening or the proper way to handle these types of directives?
Any help is greatly appreciated.