How to detect the Text Encoding of a File in Node.JS

Here we are to set up a detection system for text encoding with Node.JS. So, answer me this, would you rather write the whole thing out, or would you rather take the easy way out? Today, it’s all about the shortcut; in essence, we will be using an API.

Start with the client installation for our API. If we add this snippet to package.json, it’s as good as done.

"dependencies": {
"cloudmersive-convert-api-client": "^2.1.6"
}

Now call editTextTextEncodingDetect.

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.EditTextApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.editTextTextEncodingDetect(inputFile, callback);

Finally, pat yourself on the back, because you’re done! Simple.

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