Hosting of uchardet for encoding/language detection

Jehan Pag├Ęs jehan.marmottard at
Tue May 24 22:56:06 UTC 2016


I am sorry if I am posting to the wrong list but I don't have any
answer on the freedesktop@ list and this one is also noted as your
main contact point on the main page of
So I will try and copy what I posted on the freedesktop@ list 10 days ago:

My name is Jehan. I am currently maintaining uchardet, which is an
encoding detector based on Mozilla code, wrapped in a now independent
C lib. It is currently hosted on the Github account of the original

But to give it more visibility, I'd like to have it hosted on Freedesktop.
I opened a request for this on the tracker:
Would it be possible?

For info, it really works a lot lot better than any of the historical
alternatives (like Enca or libguess), has already been adopted by the
mpv video player as the new default (Enca used to be the default) for
subtitle encoding detection. There is a branch WIP for the support in
gedit. And I hope more and more software will improve their encoding
detection by adding uchardet as a dependency. :-)

Could it be a Freedesktop-hosted software? Thank you all!


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