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Hello, I am a long time user of your ChilkatSoft utilities.

Can you help me with something?

I am trying to figure out if we can decode a % encoded URL string. It’s in European characters and comes from us via a website in Europe.

This is in Bulgarian

For example, we get something like this that a user types into a web page…

(example #1)

котката в шапката се връща

But when that information gets transferred to us… we see it encoded like this…

(example #2)


I need to know if we can figure out a way to translate this to the Bulgarian characters from the encoded format.

Does your Charset component handle this?

asked Jul 12 '16 at 13:20

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chilkat ♦♦

The solution is to URL decode to bytes, and then interpret the bytes according to the correct character encoding (utf-8, Windows-1251, etc.) to get the string.

It turns out this data is the utf-8 representation of the Bulgarian text.

This is an easy solution in C#:

Chilkat.Crypt2 crypt = new Chilkat.Crypt2();

crypt.CryptAlgorithm = "none"; crypt.EncodingMode = "url"; crypt.Charset = "utf-8";

textBox1.Text = crypt.DecryptStringENC("%D0%BA%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0+%D0%B2+%D1%88%D0%B0%D0%BF%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0+%D1%81%D0%B5+%D0%B2%D1%80%D1%8A%D1%89%D0%B0");


answered Jul 12 '16 at 13:22

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edited Jul 12 '16 at 13:22

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