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Character encoding detecting library for Python using ICU and libmagic.

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# Charlock Holmes [![Build Status](](

Character encoding detecting library for Python using [ICU]( and libmagic. Inspired by [Charlock Holmes](

## Dependency 1. icu 2. file(libmagic)

### Gentoo
emerge -av dev-libs/icu emerge -av sys-apps/file
### Ubuntu
apt-get install libicu-dev apt-get install libmagic-dev
### Brew
brew install icu4c brew install libmagic export ICUI18N=”/usr/local/Cellar/icu4c/xx” # Replace “xx” as the version of your icu export MAGIC=”/usr/local/Cellar/libmagic/xx” # Replace “xx” as the version of your libmagic

## Install

python setup build python setup install

## Usage

from charlockholmes import detect file = open(‘test.txt’) content = print detect(content)

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