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Detect Encoding for In- and Outgoing Text

, 27 Oct 2009 Public Domain
Detect the encoding of a text without BOM (Byte Order Mask) and choose the best Encoding for persistence or network transport of text
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;

namespace MultiLanguage
    public enum MLDETECTCP {
        // Default setting will be used. 
        MLDETECTCP_NONE = 0,

        // Input stream consists of 7-bit data. 
        MLDETECTCP_7BIT = 1,

        // Input stream consists of 8-bit data. 
        MLDETECTCP_8BIT = 2,

        // Input stream consists of double-byte data. 
        MLDETECTCP_DBCS = 4,

        // Input stream is an HTML page. 
        MLDETECTCP_HTML = 8,

        //Not currently supported. 

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Carsten Zeumer
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
Carsten started programming Basic and Assembler back in the 80’s when he got his first C64. After switching to a x86 based system he started programming in Pascal and C. He started Windows programming with the arrival of Windows 3.0. After working for various internet companies developing a linguistic text analysis and classification software for 25hours communications he is now working as a contractor.

Carsten lives in Hamburg, Germany with his wife and five children.

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