Chardet is a Python port of the C++ universal character encoding detector from Mozilla.
Chardet is available on PyPI and can be installed via pip:
pip install chardet
Authors and Contributors
Chardet was originally ported from C++ by Mark Pilgrim (@diveintomark). It is now maintained by Dan Blanchard (@dan-blanchard) and Ian Cordasco (@sigmavirus24), and was formerly maintained by Erik Rose (@erikrose).
We are currently working on updating our documentation, but an old (and still mostly correct) version of the documentation last updated by Mark Pilgrim is available here.