Thomas Krichel wrote:
> Ere Maijala writes
>> On 7.10.2010 15:17, Thomas Krichel wrote:
>>> use Encode::Guess qw/latin-1/;
>>> $decoded=decode("Guess", $dodgy_input);
>>> $decoded then should be a utf-8 string with utf8 flag on.
>> Would that work for a predominantly proper utf-8 input with some
>> "mistakes" thrown in?
> It will try to guess between UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1. This can be done
> because UTF-8 has many invalid byte sequences. But say if you
> wanted to guess between ISO-8859-1 and ISO-8859-2, you'd be out of
There are tools such as http://www.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/TextCat/ which
provide very reliable guessing of languages. A minor adaptation might be
needed to make it guess twice, once for each of ISO-8859-1 and
ISO-8859-2 and then you take the highest ranked.
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