Localization seems to be broken

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It seems that the localization is broken for some reason. Without changing anything in my software the json result is always in the english language.

Here's an example of a URI I tried:

http://api.wunderground.com/api/{MYKEY}/history_20130204/lang:DL/q/zmw:00000.1.10619.json

Result should be in the German language but it isn't. The same URI worked perfectly about two of weeks ago. I also tried a French localization without success.
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Patrick Schimmel

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Patrick Schimmel

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After a little bit of testing the problem only seems to happen on the weather history. The forecast still gives me localized results.
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Hi Patrick, 

Sorry for the delay in response, but you are correct.  There isn't any language data in the history API.  Other APIs are translated where possible.

thanks for using Weather Underground

-tim
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Hi Tim,

has that behavior changed recently? In the past I was able to get translated language data even on the weather history. The last day I can definetly say that this was possible is July 28.

Unfortunately in my application weather data of past days is automatically added to construction site reports and my users are already used to get the weather conditions in German. My users really would hate me if I had to remove that feature from the application.

Are there any plans on the language support of history data on your side?

Thanks,

Patrick
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I don't believe so.

Can you show me an example response that shows the german language translations?
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Unfortunately I cannot give you an example of the json result as the result of the API is parsed immediately and only some of the data is stored in the database.

As you can see on the following screenshot 29 July is the first date the weather data is in English.



My software uses the URL format as shown in my original post and has not changed since then.