There is no mechanism to keep track of which encodingwas used to write a text file. You just have to know. The Encoding Recogniserwill help you guess. Originally this caused no problem, because people rarely exchanged files except with coworkers. Everyone’s files were encoded in the same local national encoding. Today people share files all over the globe. It is best to use ASCII for 7-bit chars, ISO-8859-1 for 8-bit and UTF-8 for 16-bit.
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for the current version of Encoding Recogniser.
Helps determine a file’s encoding by displaying it presuming all the different supported encodings.
556K zip for Encoding Recogniser Java source, compiled class files, jar and documentation to run on your own machine either as an application or an Applet.
Runs on any OS that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX.
First install the most recent Java.
To install, extract the zip download with WinZip, (or similar unzip utility) into any directory you please, often J:\ — ticking off the use folder names option.
To check out the corresponding source from the Subversion repository, use the TortoiseSVN repo-browser to
After you have installed the jar, you can run it as an application. Type:
java -jar J:\com\mindprod\encodingrecogniser\encodingrecogniser.jar
adjusting as necessary to account for where the jar file is.
download ASP PAD XML program description for the current version of Encoding Recogniser.
Encoding Recogniser is free. Full source included. You may even include the source code, modified or unmodified in free/commercial open source/proprietary programs that you write and distribute. Non-military use only.
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