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Unable to use Import or People API with non-ascii characters (ie. á or ë with accents)

Hello. We're unable to import an CSV via the Import API, or update users via the People api when they have a name with a non-ascii character.

For example, if we post this JSON to the People API: 

"person": {
"email": "[email protected]",
"last_name": "José",
"first_name": "Böb",
"sex": "M",
"signup_type": 0,
"employer": "Dexter Labs",
"party": "P",
"registered_address": {
"state": "TX",
"country_code": "US"

we receive a 400 Bad Request response. Can you please advise?

Official response from

When sending your request please set the content type in the header to Charset=UTF-8. For example, this is what the full header would look like:

--header "Content-Type: application/json; Charset=UTF-8"

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