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  1. Apache NiFi
  2. NIFI-4550

Add an InferCharacterSet processor

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Extensions
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      Sometimes in a NiFi flow it is not known what character set an incoming flow file is using. This can make it difficult for downstream processing if the processors expect a particular charset (whether the user can configure it or not). There is a ConvertCharacterSet processor, but it expects an explicit value for Input Character Set, when this might not be known.

      I propose an InferCharacterSet processor, which would presumably use some license-friendly third-party library (there is a discussion here) to guess the character set, perhaps adding it as an attribute for use downstream in ConvertCharacterSet.

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              Reporter:
              mattyb149 Matt Burgess
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