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From Andrew Woodcock <>
Subject Curl giving “Invalid UTF-8 JSON” error from CouchDb although JSON is fine? Any ideas?
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 21:24:04 GMT

Hi there,

this is probably a real noob problem but I am experiencing an issue 
where whenever I try to create a document on CouchDB using curl, I get 
an "Invalid UTF-8 JSON" error. The example I am trying to use is 
actually from O'Reilly's book "CouchDB: The Definitive Guide" and I am 
pretty sure that I have tried it before and got it to work. Here's the 

|curl-X PUT http://username:password@
-d '{"title":"There is Nothing Left to Lose","artist":"Foo Fighters"}'

The database albums exists and the username and password are correct. I 
have checked this with JSONLint and the JSON is valid and I am at a loss 
... presumably there is an issue with the CouchDB server itself but it 
appears to be running correctly ... any ideas? This is driving me nuts!

I am running CouchDB 0.11 on Windows 7. curl is installed and working 
correctly as far as I can tell. Sofa is working correctly and I can 
create documents via Sofa with no issues.



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