Mod Rewrite And Special Characters

I'm running into a problem with urls passed through modrewrite where encoded special charcters such as & (encoded as %26). When it goes through the rewrite module for some reason %26 is converted back to a & and the string is split into two varaibles.

Is there a way to force modrewrite to keep the string alone?
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The decoding happens before mod_rewrite is involved. You might double-encode the & into %25%26
The & is not escaped again in the substitution, because it is a valid char in the URL.

An other way would be a self-written RewriteMap (prg:) or applying a patch from which defines a RewriteMap internal function (int:)

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ShroderAuthor Commented:
ok. Thank you. :)

I think I may just seperate the 'page title' from the actual file name, so I don't run into this problem anymore. The way the urls are right now probably make them SEO incompatible anyway.
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