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why do i get "No mapping for the Unicode character exists in the target multi-byte code page"

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I have a website running on iis7 and windows server 2008 when i try to access it with mozzila firefox from some computers i get "System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: No mapping for the Unicode character exists in the target multi-byte code page. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070459)"
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torimar earned 500 total points
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Is the correct charset defined in the "content-type" header?
Since you probably are using Hebrew characters, this charset will have to be ISO-8859-8 or utf-8, I guess.

For HTML:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" >

For XHTML:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
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by:aquasw
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the same meta tag exists on my masterpage
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by:aquasw
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anyone ?
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by:MoishG
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Helllo, i had also this kind of problem in firefox ,using hebrew url characters ,so i used
the method encodeURIComponent() in javascript at the .src url link  .
in my case the problem was at the google analytics  script , so i executed the encodeURIComponent()
on the link and the problem solved  :)
hope this will for for u .

in  my case solution:

(function() {
    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
    ga.src = encodeURIComponent(('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www')) + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
  })();
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