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#1 Posted by Darkknife (3 posts) -

Hello everyone,

We have a bug on our PHP website, we can't find the game "pokémon red" because the "é" character seems to be not supported by the API ?

We try to url_encode it and it doesn't changes something.

Thanks in advance.

Our URL : http://api.giantbomb.com/search/?query=pok%C3%A9mon&field_list=name,id&resources=game,concept&api_key=API_KEY&format=xml&offset=0

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#2 Edited by LordAndrew (14600 posts) -

@Darkknife: This is unfortunately not possible. The search box on the site fails with accented characters too. We get around that by using unaccented aliases, but the API search does not make use of aliases.

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#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6203 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

the API search does not make use of aliases.

That kind of seems like a significant oversight IMO. Hopefully they'll fix it after the redesign.

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#4 Posted by Halos_god (207 posts) -

I can find the pokemon games just fine. However, the Pokemon Mini games need the non-accented "e" in order to find.