The Compact Encoding Detector

R bindings of the Google Compact Encoding Detection library (<>). The library takes as input a source buffer of raw text bytes and probabilistically determines the most likely encoding for that text. It was designed with accuracy, robustness, small size, and speed in mind.


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1.0.1 by Artem Klevtsov, 10 months ago,

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Authors: Artem Klevtsov [aut, cre] , Philipp Upravitelev [ctb] , Google Inc. [cph]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-2 license

Imports Rcpp

Suggests tinytest, curl

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: C++11, GNU make

See at CRAN