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RE: Automatic recognition of some specific coding systems

From: Jürgen Hartmann
Subject: RE: Automatic recognition of some specific coding systems
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 23:58:23 +0100

Sorry for the delay of my response: I just was busy to recover my system
from a nasty hard disk failure. But now mail service is back up again...

So, thank you, Eli Zaretskii, for giving this solution the right twist:

>> So one could think about a regular expression
>> that matches this unique EOL pattern.
> A more reliable test might be characters whose codepoints are between
> 128 and 159: those should generally be absent from ISO-8859 encodings.
> (Emacs doesn't use this fact for good reasons, but in your specific
> case those reasons should not matter, I think.)

That's great: I didn't recognize this distinctive feature. Of course this is
by far the better test: It is more specific, since it is per se related to
the actual task. I think this is the approach to favor.

When my system is restored again, I will try to implement it, reporting the



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