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Bug 14108 - API should use WgOutputEncoding
API should use WgOutputEncoding
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
API (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Roan Kattouw
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-05-13 16:03 UTC by Steve Sanbeg
Modified: 2010-05-15 16:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Steve Sanbeg 2008-05-13 16:03:17 UTC
Currently, the API just uses the web server's default encoding, while MediaWiki uses $wgOutputEncoding, which can cuase problems with frameworks that expect the whole wiki to use the same encoding.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-05-13 16:09:30 UTC
Should be always speaking UTF-8...

$wgOutputEncoding is pretty much obsolete, and probably should be removed. (There may need to be some checks to see what's interacting with the edit encoding, which I think is only being used for the Esperanto x-coding conversion.)
Comment 2 Steve Sanbeg 2008-05-13 16:24:45 UTC
Is there a recommended way to get the API to use UTF-8 then?  Like adding a heading line into LocalSettings.php or .htaccess?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2008-05-13 16:39:36 UTC
The charset is specified along with the Content-Type header in ApiFormatBase.php.

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