Hebrew URLs and The WWW are not the best of friends

Writing in Hebrew is a bitch. Even for me, and I was born in Israel.

So marketers often have a problem with Hebrew websites (cause they live and work in Israel). The URLs are headaches, since the internet places % (percentage sign) between every word. It’s just too confusing for the web, this silly language (again, I’m a native Hebrew speaker). It happens of course only when Hebrew words are appearing in the URL string of pages.

Ok, so the tip here, to avoid it is… place a hyphen (which is this -) before the URL and the world wide web tools will read it as it is without ruining it all over the place. This is relevant for placing it in Facebook posts, adverts and any other web tool you’re copying an URL to.

Good Luck!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s