Solaris 10 What's New

Auto Encoding Finder

This feature is new in the Solaris Express 9/03 release.

The Auto Encoding Finder is a useful utility for global character handling. Through a general-purpose interface, Auto Encoding Finder provides an easy way to detect the encoding of particular file or string, simplifying access to various language character encodings. For example, the utility simplifies the display of web pages that do not specify encoding information. Search engines, knowledge databases, and machine translation tools might also need to detect the encoding of the language data being accessed. The Auto Encoding Finder tool simplifies this process.

See the auto_ef(1) or libauto_ef(3LIB) man pages for more detail.