[API-users] funny characters in common names / vernaculars for species

jorrit poelen jhpoelen at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 23 23:55:12 CET 2015

Hey y’all:

I am noticing some funny characters (e.g. "Wintergrün”) for species available here:

http://www.gbif.org/species/2882753/vernaculars <http://www.gbif.org/species/2882753/vernaculars>

Same is observed using the api:

http://api.gbif.org/v1/species/2882753/vernacularNames <http://api.gbif.org/v1/species/2882753/vernacularNames>

I am assuming that the actual common name should be something like “Wintergrün”.

While I was looking into this, I also noticed that no characterset is specified in http response headers.

Please confirm that this is expected behavior.


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