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Are Chinese characters supported by the World-Check API?

I get a 401 Unauthorized error when I enter Chinese characters in my request.

Here's the example from your Postman Collection.

{
  "secondaryFields": [],
  "entityType": "INDIVIDUAL",
  "customFields": [],
  "groupId":"{
  {group-id}}",
  "providerTypes": [
    "WATCHLIST"
  ],
  "name": "习近平"
}
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Hi @John Williams,

This is a known issue in the current release of the WC-1 API.

Chinese characters are supported in the next release (December) of the API.

Hope this helps,

Brian

I successfully tested your example in the next release.

{
  "secondaryFields": [],
  "entityType": "INDIVIDUAL",
  "customFields": [],
  "groupId":"{
                {group-id}}",
  "providerTypes": [
    "WATCHLIST"
  ],
  "name": "习近平"
}
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Hi, I just tested this morning, it does not working if the name is Chinese characters. Could i ask when it would be fixed. Thanks

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Hi @information,

V1.2 of the API also requires you download the latest Postman collection. There's a minor edit to the Pre-request Script to properly calculate the content string length.

var contentLength = unescape(encodeURIComponent(content)).length;

Brian

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