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How to search the internet for terms with special characters
How can I search for a keyword with special characters in Google Search?

I tried to search the string " " in Google and did not give any results!! I even tried within quotes, still no use. And when I search inside StackOverflow got few results.

Any idea how to search these kind of string in Google?


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Try it without the semi-colon: http://www.google.com/search?q=%26%23160. IS that what you're going for?

When you put &#160 into the search bar, the url gets encoded such that:

  • %26 = &
  • %23 = #
  • Your link gives me required search results because that string combination is unique I think. But any idea why it is not working with ";"? Commented Jul 18, 2010 at 4:57

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