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Encoding detection collection for Python.

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**For the current version
please /download/install cssutils
which includes v0.9.8 of encutils as well.
Files here have been deleted and
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encutils - encoding detection collection for Python
:Version: 0.9
:Author: Christof Hoeke, see
:Contributor: Robert Siemer
:Copyright: 2005-2009: Christof Hoeke
:License: encutils has a dual-license, please choose whatever you prefer:

* encutils is published under the
`LGPL 3 or later <>`__
* encutils is published under the
`Creative Commons License <>`__.

encutils is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

encutils is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with encutils. If not, see <>.

A collection of helper functions to detect encodings of text files (like HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, etc.) retrieved via HTTP, file or string.

:func:`getEncodingInfo` is probably the main function of interest which uses
other supplied functions itself and gathers all information together and
supplies an :class:`EncodingInfo` object.


>>> import encutils
>>> info = encutils.getEncodingInfo(url='')

>>> print info # = str(info)

>>> print repr(info) # doctest:+ELLIPSIS
<encutils.EncodingInfo object encoding='utf-8' mismatch=False at...>

>>> print info.logtext
HTTP media_type: text/html
HTTP encoding: utf-8
Encoding (probably): utf-8 (Mismatch: False)

RFC 3023 (

easier explained in


- parse @charset of HTML elements?
- check for more texttypes if only text given

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