[Python-Dev] Encoding detection in the standard library?

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Mon Apr 21 18:54:47 CEST 2008

David Wolever schrieb:
> Is there some sort of text encoding detection module is the standard  
> library?
> And, if not, is there any reason not to add one?

You cannot detect the encoding unless it's explicitly defined through a
header (e.g. the UTF BOM). It's technically impossible. The best you can
do is an educated guess.


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