From: Bjoern Hoehrmann (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 17:38:20 CDT
* Leo Broukhis wrote:
>What would be a way to find out what character set conversions were
>applied to the text?
Where the brute force approach fails and you have not misanalyzed the
byte stream (copy and paste from a mail program may be unreliable) it
is likely that you either have not tried enough encodings, or the en-
coding is the result of function composition, for example, it might
have been ISO-8859-X which is then interpreted as ISO-8859-Y and then
encoded using ISO-8859-Z by some process; a popular example is UTF-8
encoded data re-interpreted as ISO-8859-1 and re-encoded as UTF-8.
Then your brute force search has to include such compositions aswell.
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