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I would like to copy URLs in Firefox, which are percent-encoded rather than containing Unicode characters (in fact for posting as links on a different SE site, which seems to reject Unicode URLs).

I have searched, but most sites just give a way to copy and paste as Unicode URLs. I want to do the opposite.

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closed as too localized by Tom Brossman, Alvar, hhlp, Ringtail, fossfreedom Jan 1 '13 at 10:54

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I'm not exactly clear what you want. Does the URL/String Decode here help? (scroll down, it's the last one) Or, are you trying to do the reverse of this? –  Tom Brossman Dec 30 '12 at 13:53
I want to do the opposite, although the page helps in that it doesn't recognize Japanese characters and replaces them with the HTML code. Is there any way to achieve this in Firefox directly, without needing to paste every URL I want to copy into a page? –  Earthliŋ Dec 30 '12 at 14:17
This may be a better fit on Stackoverflow. See these two questions in particular, though I don't know enough about this area to say it's a duplicate. –  Tom Brossman Dec 30 '12 at 21:01
@user1205935 You should post an answer and accept it. –  Eric Carvalho Dec 31 '12 at 13:55
See superuser.com/questions/480692/… –  abatishchev Mar 6 '14 at 4:32

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