in my openlayers application I want to use nominatim for geo coding (I was told on the open layers forum to ask here, hope that is the right spot).
The location I want to search for is “Marienplatz Muenchen” (which is Munich, Germany), doing so on www.openstreetmap.org shows the correct results from nominatim.
If I call
I do get other results which mainly do NOT belong to Munich, if do instead
I get proper results. People in Germany would enter Muenchen and not Munich so why is this service behaving so strangely?
The next question is that Muenchen is in German München, a URL encodning, e.g. M%FCnchen does not work, how can I use German Umlaut (and potentially other non latin-1 characters) in the nominatim service?