Using ä,ö,ü in the url

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Hi,
I'm using the api with that url:
http://api.wunderground.com/api/%@/co...

It works well, if I don't have charcters like ä,ü,ö in the country or city name. I try to decode it with %C3%...

But it don't works. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Andreas
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Posted 5 years ago

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IMO, this is due to geographic names database used by WU, that relies only over english translitteration/translation. For example, querying the autocomplete feature for Weißwasser/O.L. , Sachsen, Deutschland

http://autocomplete.wunderground.com/...
gives no usable response

http://autocomplete.wunderground.com/...
reveals the city details into usable WU terms.

So, if WU doesn't cover this query scenario, the way to get data is to use a translitterated name for the wanted city.