Jack Jack - 1 month ago 10
Node.js Question

How to get UTF-8 in Node.js?

How do I get UTF-8 support on my API?
At the moment, a string outputs like this:

name: "John D�m"


Instead of:

name: "John Döm"


Checkout app.js below:

var express = require('express'),
driver = require('./driver');

var app = express();

app.configure(function () {
app.use(express.logger('dev'));
app.use(express.bodyParser());
});

app.get('/drivers', driver.findAll);

app.listen(3000);
console.log('Up: http://127.0.0.1:3000/');

Answer

Hook into you response generator or create a middleware that does the following:

res.header("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=utf-8");

Otherwise the browser displays the content in his favorite encoding.

If this doesn't help you DB is probably in the wrong encoding.