Best way to convert string a to utf-*

Oliver Kurz olku at
Fri Mar 19 10:44:32 CET 2004


could someone tell me the best way to convert a string to utf, for example
to utf-8?

The problem: I have no controll about the source where the string comes
from. It could have any possible characterset. And I have to convert it for
example to utf-8.

Is there a good way to do this? And when, how?

Is there a function which tell me, what is the characterset of the string at
the moment?

Would be create, when someone could help me!


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