Re: Character set conversion question

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann (
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 17:38:20 CDT

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    * 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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