Michal Čihař - Enca 1.15

Enca 1.15

Enca 1.15 has been just released. It does not bring any new features, just a little of cleanup and officially moves it's code to GitHub.

If you don't know Enca, it is an Extremely Naive Charset Analyser. It detects character set and encoding of text files and can also convert them to other encodings using either a built-in converter or external libraries and tools like libiconv, librecode, or cstocs.

Full list of changes for 1.15 release:

  • Documentation improvement
  • Development moved to GitHub
  • Do not use deprecated autoconf macros

Still enca is in maintenance mode only and I have no intentions to write new features. However there is no limitation to other contributors :-).

You can download from http://cihar.com/software/enca/.


wrote on Sept. 30, 2013, 3:16 p.m.

Hi, how's it better that libguess? Maybe it'd be a good idea to unite the efforts and somehow merge the projects?

P.S. I've never seen a text in Belarusian in ISO-8859-5 or KOI8-U :) CP1251 or UTF-8 are much more common.

wrote on Sept. 30, 2013, 3:47 p.m.

I don't really know whether it's better - Enca quite old project. From a quick look the biggest advantage seems to be in supporting some languages which libguess does not support.

I know almost nothing about technical background of Enca, I just happen to maintain it, because I needed it and original author stepped down.