I'm trying to get url from request,

 {{ craft.app.request.url }}

but the uri is chinese, like "localhost/測試",

it print out "http://localhost/����"

did i miss some setting in craft CMS ?

Thank you.

  • localhost/����
    – ivesho
    Mar 25, 2021 at 8:05
  • Guessing you need to set <meta charset="UTF-8"> in your template?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 25, 2021 at 22:56
  • @BradBell Thanks your help! I trid, but not working.
    – ivesho
    Mar 29, 2021 at 6:08
  • Maybe a server-side thing? If you go to Utilities->PHP Info in the Craft control panel and search for default_charset, what is it set to?
    – Brad Bell
    Mar 29, 2021 at 23:13
  • The setting is "UTF-8". I try Request class methods, the getAbsoluteUrl() has same problem, "localhost����". But getFullPath(), getFullUri() and getSegment(1) can show chinese, "測試" . Sorry I am new in Craft CMS and programing.
    – ivesho
    Mar 30, 2021 at 2:27

1 Answer 1


This isn't really an answer, but my investigating was too long for a comment.

Ultimately, craft.app.request.url gets routed through Yii's resolveRequestUri() and likely gets pulled from $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'].

Anything coming from $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] is always going to be URL encoded so using this in a template:

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I get this URL encoded output in a browser:

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Unfortunately, Twig doesn't have a |url_decode filter, so you'd need to write a quick custom Twig filter that uses PHP's urldecode() method.

But it actually looks like you're having a character encoding issue first because of the ���� and I'm not exactly sure what's causing that.

My guess is its environment configuration related (I'm using https://getnitro.sh in a fairly default setup for testing).

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