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iGanja
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7 years ago

JSON results from my REST service are all Chinese (looking) characters

I have a REST WebAPI service that returns json, but when viewing the results in SoapUI, all the characters look Chinese.

 

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In all other REST clients I have used, the result is correctly displayed as English characters.

{
"AccountShares": [
{
"Id": "00",
"ShareCode": 0,
"Type": 0,
"Description": "SAVINGS ACCOUNT",
"OpenDate": "2017-08-11T00:00:00",
"CloseDate": "0001-01-01T00:00:00",
"AvailableBalance": 0,
"Balance": 5,
"DivYtd": 0,
"DivLastYear": 0
}
],
"AccountLoans": [
{
"Id": "01",
"Type": 14,
"Description": "2016 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE CLASS U",
"OpenDate": "2017-08-11T00:00:00",
"Balance": 21286.26,
"PaymentDue": 559.15,
"DueDate": "2018-02-17T00:00:00",
"InterestYtd": 65.84
}
],
"AccountIRAs": [],
"Number": "0000xxxxxx",
"SSN": null,
"FirstName": null,
"LastName": null,
"BirthDate": null,
"Phone": null,
"LossMit": false
}

 

What gives?

  • Apparently Content-Type application/json; charset=utf-16 is interpreted differently in SoapUI. (maybe correctly faik)

    Switching to Content-Type application/json; charset=utf-8 solved the problem.

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  • iGanja's avatar
    iGanja
    New Contributor

    Apparently Content-Type application/json; charset=utf-16 is interpreted differently in SoapUI. (maybe correctly faik)

    Switching to Content-Type application/json; charset=utf-8 solved the problem.