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Turn off sending URL path as UTF-8

This policy setting specifies whether to use 8-bit Unicode Transformation Format (UTF-8) a standard that defines characters so they are readable in any language. By using UTF-8 you can exchange Internet addresses (URLs) that contain characters from any language. If you enable this policy setting Internet Explorer does not allow sending the path portion of URLs as UTF-8. The user cannot change this policy setting. If you disable this policy setting Internet Explorer allows sending the path portion of URLs as UTF-8. The user cannot change this policy setting. If you do not configure this policy setting the user can allow or prevent the sending of the path portion of URLs as UTF-8.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Internet Settings # UrlEncoding

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Settings -> URL Encoding

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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