Anchor link not working on somes header

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Mac mini m1 ventura 13.4.1
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What I’m trying to do


I trying to link certains header from note in another note, to do this I use the [[filename#name of the header]].

But, certain of the header H1, H2, etc works and others don’t and I need help about this, I have searched too on this forum, but I haven’t found an answer that fit my my lack of understanding

Things I have tried

  • Putting an underscore between the title’s words
  • Removing the dot between the p and the number pages on the header
  • Removing the page’s number in the header
  • tried to reproduce the action on the sandbox but the error remain

I put here a link, where I have filmed what’s I explain here : kDrive

Thank’s you for your help.

It looks like accented characters might be breaking the links. (I’m not rewatching the video to confirm — more helpful than a video would be examples of links that do and don’t work, pasted them here and marked them as code).

If that’s the case, it sounds like a bug that should be reported (make sure to follow the instructions in the bug report template).


Damn, it’s true, it’s the accented characters

Links tha's work
[[S14 Actions & Coopération#VIDEOS]]
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#CARNET DE BORD]]
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#**CONTENU**]]

Links that aren't working
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#**TABLE DES MATIÈRES**]]
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#Réunion opérationnelle p. 278]]
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#Séquence de réunions de sprint agile p. 283]]
![[S14 Actions & Coopération#Réunion de planification de sprint p. 286]]

But for this link ![[S14 Actions & Coopération#Références]], where there is accentued charcaters, works meanwhile, there's is nothing in it, very strange....

I hope this help and I will report as bug, Thank you CawlinTeffid.

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Actually, I tried writing a heading with an accented character and was able to embed it, so there must be something more to it. :thinking:

Oh, I see you have one that works too. Strange!

I see that the one that works for you has no punctuation (# or .) but I am able to embed with those too.

Did you copy-paste the heading text from elsewhere? Maybe there’s a hidden character causing a problem. You could try rewriting one of the broken ones manually and deleting the original heading.

Also, since all the broken ones are embeds: if you remove the ! do they work as links?

I have tried something,

I have removed all accentued characters in a link and the link’s embed work, then I have put again the accentued characters and the link embed works.
I have close Obsidian and reopen and the embed link’s are worked.

It’s like to create a first path, that’s allowed the accentued charcaters works now ?

I don’t copy them, I have rewriting one by one.

Yes the links works, removing the !

Mysterious! But I’m glad you solved the problem.

It’s a temporaly solution for me, because I have a lot header with accentued characters.