From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 00:02:50 CDT
That's exactly my question: how to organize the brute force approach
with 217 character maps in /usr/share/i18n/charmaps/ ?
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * 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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