cmess - Assist with handling messed up encodings

VERSION

This documentation refers to cmess version 0.5.0

DESCRIPTION

CMess bundles several tools under its hood that aim at dealing with various problems occurring in the context of character sets and encodings. Currently, there are:

guess_encoding

Simple helper to identify the encoding of a given string. Includes the ability to automatically detect the encoding of an input. (see CMess::GuessEncoding)

cinderella

When characters are “double encoded”, you can't easily convert them back – this is where cinderella comes in, sorting the good ones into the pot and the (potentially) bad ones into the crop… (see CMess::Cinderella)

bconv

Convert between bibliographic (and other) encodings. (see CMess::BConv)

decode_entities

Decode HTML entities in a string. (see CMess::DecodeEntities)

SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

Requires Ruby version 1.9.3 or higher; use the latest 0.3.x release on older Ruby versions. CMess has been tested with ruby 2.1.3p242 on x86_64-linux.

LINKS

Documentation

blackwinter.github.com/cmess

Source code

github.com/blackwinter/cmess

RubyGem

rubygems.org/gems/cmess

AUTHORS

CREDITS

  • John Vorhauer <john@vorhauer.de> for the idea and original implementation of the automatic encoding guesser (see CMess::GuessEncoding::Automatic).

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2007-2012 University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany

Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Jens Wille

cmess is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

cmess is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with cmess. If not, see <www.gnu.org/licenses/>.