[whatwg] SRT research

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Wed Aug 25 00:28:12 PDT 2010

Here's the script used: http://pastebin.com/KhdsydzJ

Input was determined to be valid UTF-8 if text.decode('utf-8') didn't  
raise an exception, same for ASCII. I haven't tried to analyze what other  
encodings were used.


On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:47:14 +0200, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com>  

> When you say 'invalid utf8' what were you seeing? win1252 encoding of
> accents? or illegal unicode characters like 0x80 ?
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 4:20 AM, Philip Jägenstedt  
> <philipj at opera.com>wrote:
>> As mentioned deep in another thread, I've gotten hold of a big batch of  
>> SRT
>> files and have collected some statistics, which may help inform  
>> decisions on
>> the WebSRT format. Many thanks to OpenSubtitles for providing the data.
>> http://blog.foolip.org/2010/08/20/srt-research/
>> --
>> Philip Jägenstedt

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