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Titles with Foreign Characters Get Rejected by API Create

I have a video title with the name: Alejandro González Iñárritu

It gets rejected all the time. Have a recommendation on PHP function to run against the name (using html_entity_decode that was provided in a JWPlayer script). The charset should be UTF-8 (unicode)


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The Revenant - Interview - Alejandro González Iñárritu I upload failed.

Is the response. It's definitely because of foreign characters.


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All text parameters need to be converted to UTF-8 encoding. Please see for more details.

I am not a PHP expert, but perhaps html_entity_decode() does not convert those characters properly? Can you try using utf8_encode() ?


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The table with the data is UTF-8, so not sure why I'd need to re-encode, but let me try that.

For a solution I went with ICONV to swap out the foreign characters for allowed ones.

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