Text Coding Format

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Which text coding format is Weather Underground using? I do have always problems with German vowels in the descriptions of wind direction.
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Michael Schriefers

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Posted 8 years ago

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I'am afraid it's not clear, what you mean?
What values you get and what instead you expect to get?

API output always appears to be UTF-8 encoded, likewise for XML and JSON.
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I see a lot of unicode newlines ("\u000A") in weather alerts in the US.
Everything else seems to be correct UTF-8 in English to me.

I would guess that there is something wrong with the code that deals with text encoding/decoding when the weather data is either collected for or served by the API servers.
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If my locale is a place that uses double byte characters, like Seoul, Korea (KS X 1001). Can the Weather API interpret Korean characters for the city and country and render a response that is translated for my locale?
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If you specify the language first it might work right: