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cpDetector is a proxy for codepage detection of documents. It delegates to multiple instances that try to detect the codepage by different techinques. A command line executeable is shipped that allows to sort documents by codepage.

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  • Extendable framework for detection strategies
  • Byte order mark detection
  • ASCII detection
  • Guessing strategy (jchartdet, based on the mozilla code page detection)
  • XML header detection
  • HTML header detection
  • Command line interface for transcoding / detecting / sorting (by codepage) trees of files
  • See comparison: http://fredeaker.blogspot.com/2007/01/character-encoding-detection.html
  • Fast: http://tinyurl.com/cpdetector-icu-performance

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