How to add a slash ('/') character (or any other special characters) in text overlays?

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    Nick Carey

    That took some finding ...

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    Salil Sethi

    when I double escape the following string and send it over

     

    "The arrangement covers the movie studio 20th Century Fox, the company’s TV production arm 20th Century Fox Television, Fox-owned cable networks (including FX and National Geographic), and the company’s stakes in international networks like Star TV and Sky (which Fox is planning to acquire full ownership of before" 

    I'm receiving the following image with encoding characters

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    Roee Ben Ari

    Hi Salil,

    In order to get a valid URL, please use encodeURIComponent instead of escape, like this:

    overlayText = encodeURIComponent(encodeURIComponent(text));

    You can read more about the difference between the two methods here:

    http://xkr.us/articles/javascript/encode-compare/

     

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