rewrite rule failing with unicode urls on nginx with pcre 8.3

yoavaner nginx-forum at
Wed Mar 21 10:56:49 UTC 2012

Thanks Maxim!

> This a problem in rewrite handling, it inconsistently escapes $1
> in some cases but not in others. And it's not really related to
> unicode, just any escaped char in uri will be enough to trigger
> escaping.

> This needs fixing.

Good to know. Thanks.

> > Is my nginx rewrite rule wrong? Is there a way to make this work?

> Avoid using rewrites.

Or avoid using nginx, but that won't be an ideal solution obviously.
Hope that this gets fixed some time...

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