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I've been told, by the administrator, that this geoserver is outputting utf-8:, however I can only get good results when parsing WFS from latin1 to utf-8. Can anyone confirm that the geoserver is correctly outputting utf-8 or confirm that it is latin1. If it is latin1, then how can I tell the administrator to change it to utf-8?

I know this perhaps is a rather odd question, but I'm very new to geoserver (and GIS in general)...

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Maybe its far of, but could it be your request that is formatted to latin1 and thus the GeoServer responds in latin1? – Chau Oct 22 '13 at 13:04
Maybe :) This is my request:… – user809829 Oct 22 '13 at 13:16
I cannot determine the encoding of your request. You have to determine how you encode the request you send to the GeoServer. – Chau Oct 23 '13 at 9:15
I'm using python's requests library for getting results. This is my code: res = requests.get(url, timeout=url_timeout) I guess this is somewhat out of the scope of this forum...? – user809829 Oct 24 '13 at 11:06
You might wan't to search in or ask a question at regarding encoding, python and the requests library. Encoding can be very tricky. – Chau Oct 24 '13 at 12:14

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