[Python-Dev] Encoding detection in the standard library?
wolever at cs.toronto.edu
Mon Apr 21 19:14:07 CEST 2008
On 21-Apr-08, at 12:44 PM, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> David> Is there some sort of text encoding detection module is the
> David> standard library? And, if not, is there any reason not
> to add
> David> one?
> No, there's not. I suspect the fact that you can't correctly
> determine the
> encoding of a chunk of text 100% of the time mitigates against it.
Sorry, I wasn't very clear what I was asking.
I was thinking about making an educated guess -- just like chardet
This is useful when you get a hunk of data which _should_ be some
sort of intelligible text from the Big Scary Internet (say, a posted
web form or email message), and you want to do something useful with
it (say, search the content).
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