Hi, some comments about encoding detection (KEncodingDetector)

wang kai fearee at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 23:35:55 BST 2008

Forgot to mention that: it's also compatible with LGPL v2 or later.
see http://mxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/extensions/universalchardet/src/base/nsUniversalDetector.h
line 26,
it also says that we can delete some license's provisions to remove
its triple(MPL/GPL/LGPL) license and become a clean LGPL license.
its faq:

2008/7/23, Alex Merry <huntedhacker at tiscali.co.uk>:
> On Tuesday 22 July 2008 11:11:09 wang kai wrote:
>> Firefox has a great Universal Charset Detection with a mix of above 3
>> methods. I've tested another charset/encoding detector: python-chardet,
>> it's worse, Firefox' is the best  detector by far, Java already port it.
>> and its License(MPL) is a triple license now  and compatible with GPL. i
>> suggest you use it, not to re-invent the wheel.
>> if you guys wish to accept such things, i can continue porting it to
>> kde4's trunk version. And also if you're not comfortable with the
>> license, i can even rewrite one from scratch.
> I can't really comment on the code, although I guess better encoding
> detection
> would be welcome, but code for kdelibs needs to be LGPL compatible, not just
> GPL compatible.
> Alex
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