Possible to Convert Hyperlink with Illegal Characters?

In our MediaWiki server, we have hundreds of hyperlinks that have illegal characters in the URL.

Specifically, the illegal characters are:
/
:
;

Is there any work-around or process for getting these hyperlinks imported into Confluence without making them unusable?

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Would it workable to replace those illegal characters with the HTML equivalent?

i.e. replace : with :

Can't use the HTML equivalent, since it also contains illegal characters... currently looking into URL encoded characters (since this is a URL).

i.e.
colon = %3A
semi-colon = %3B
forward-slash = %2F

Turns out escaping the illegal characters with back-slashes (\) works very well.

i.e.
colon = \:
semi-colon = \;
forward-slash = \/

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