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Posted 17 Jan 2007

Detect Encoding for In- and Outgoing Text

, 27 Oct 2009
Detect the encoding of a text without BOM (Byte Order Mask) and choose the best Encoding for persistence or network transport of text
namespace MultiLanguage
    using System;
    using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;
    using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
    using System.Security;

    [ComImport, InterfaceType((short) 1), Guid("D24ACD21-BA72-11D0-B188-00AA0038C969"), ComConversionLoss]
    public interface IMLangStringBufW
        [MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType=MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
        void GetStatus(out int plFlags, out int pcchBuf);
        [MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType=MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
        void LockBuf([In] int cchOffset, [In] int cchMaxLock, [Out] IntPtr ppszBuf, out int pcchBuf);
        [MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType=MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
        void UnlockBuf([In] ref ushort pszBuf, [In] int cchOffset, [In] int cchWrite);
        [MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType=MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
        void Insert([In] int cchOffset, [In] int cchMaxInsert, out int pcchActual);
        [MethodImpl(MethodImplOptions.InternalCall, MethodCodeType=MethodCodeType.Runtime)]
        void Delete([In] int cchOffset, [In] int cchDelete);

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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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