Official Encoding Official Encoding

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This Applet will run online in your browser, but it is a hybrid you can also download, install and run it on your own machine as standalone application. It will start and run faster if you do that. It will also work safely even if you have disabled Java in your browser.
Tells you the official (canonical name) of an encoding and whether it is supported in the current Java. It also shows you some of the characters available with that encoding.

Best Encodings

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 (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) for 7-bit chars, ISO-8859-1 for 8-bit and UTF-8 for 16-bit.

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If, OfficialEncoding, the above Official Encoding Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) does not work…

  1. If Copy/Paste (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) do not work, you can turn them back on by modifying your java.policy file. This is not for the novice or faint of heart. instructions Your alternative is to download this program and run it without a browser.
  2. Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
  3. Make sure you have both JavaScript and Java enabled in your browser.
  4. This Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.7 or later. For best results use the latest 1.8.0_05. In the Java Control Panel, configure medium security to allow vanilla unsigned applets to run.
  5. You also need a recent browser.
  6. It works under any operating system 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/OSX
  7. You should see the Applet hybrid above looking much like this screenshot. If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
  8. Especially if this Applet hybrid has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
  9. To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup. First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser, then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
  10. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, check the Java console for error messages.
  11. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
  12. If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel, download the QuaQua look & feel from randelshofer.ch/quaqua. UnZip the contained quaqua.jar and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions or one of the other ext dirs.
  13. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, try another browser. Seriously. Microsoft has taken great pains, over and over, to screw up Java and every other multi-platform standardisation.
  14. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9, you must click to allow blocked content permission for Active X to run. This also gives permission to Java to run. Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java. Don’t put up with it! Use a different browser.
  15. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, makes sure the Java Plug-In SSV helper add-in is installed and enabled. If it is not, try reinstalling the Java JRE.
  16. If you have Windows 7 64-bit and Internet Explorer 64-bit, in theory you can use 64-bit Java, but I never been able to get it to work.
  17. Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser, or try a different browser e.g. Firefox, SeaMonkey, Safari or Avant.
  18. If you still can’t get the program working click HELP for more detail.
  19. If you can’t get the above Applet hybrid working after trying the advice above and from the HELP button below, have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation, please send me an email atemail Roedy Green.
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encodingrecogniser
Encoding Recogniser
1.2 2010-03-23 free Java
more infoprecisscreenshotbrowse source repository
for the current version of Encoding Recogniser.
Helps determine a file’s encoding by displaying it presuming all the different supported encodings.
download 429K 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/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
access encodingrecogniser source in repository with [Tortoise] Subversion client on wush.net/svn/mindprod/com/mindprod/encodingrecogniser/.

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.

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