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Detects and converts character set of text files

'Enca' (Extremely Naive Charset Analyser) detects the encoding of text files, based on knowledge of their language. It can also convert them to other encodings, letting you to recode files without knowing their current encoding. It supports most of Central and East European languages, and a few Unicode variants, independently of language.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey16 July 2003

Leaders and contributors

Michal Cihar Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Cz_Cstocs
Weak prerequisite recode
Weak prerequisite libiconv
Weak prerequisite Unicode_Map8
Weak prerequisite Unicode_Map

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 January 2010.


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