Movie (MPAA) ratings and Python?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Thu Dec 12 00:24:01 CET 2013

On Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:07:35 -0800, Dan Stromberg wrote:

>  $ chardet mpaa-ratings-reasons.list
> mpaa-ratings-reasons.list: windows-1255 (confidence: 0.97)
> I'm aware that chardet is playing guessing games, though one would hope
> it would guess well most of the time, and give a reasonable confidence
> rating. 

What reason do you have for thinking that Windows-1255 isn't a reasonable 
guess? If the bulk of the text is Latin-1 except perhaps for one or two 
Hebrew characters (or what chardet thinks are Hebrew characters), it may 
actually be a reasonable guess.

If it is a poor guess, perhaps you ought to report it to the chardet 
maintainers as a good example of a poor guess.

By the way, this forum is a text-only newsgroup and so-called "Rich 
Text" (actually HTML) posts are frowned upon because most people don't 
appreciate having to read gunk like this:

> <div dir="ltr"><br><div class="gmail_extra"><div
> class="gmail_quote"> ... <br>
> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px
> 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div
> class="im"> ... <br></div></div></div></div>

If you can, would you please turn off rich text posting when you post 
here please?

Thank you.


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