[Python-ideas] Py3 unicode impositions

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at ochtman.nl
Tue Feb 14 15:54:50 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 15:38, Chris Rebert <pyideas at rebertia.com> wrote:
> The "chardet" package is in fact a port of Mozilla's encoding guessing code.

I thought at some point that it would be useful to have in the stdlib
(I still do). It's already fairly successful on PyPI, after all, and
it's very helpful when dealing with text of unknown character
encoding. However, there are licensing issues. At one point I asked
Van Lindberg to look into that... He forwarded me some email between
him and Mozilla guys about this, but it was not yet conclusive.



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