chardet is library to automatically detect
[charset](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding) of texts for [Go
programming language](http://golang.org/). It's based on the algorithm and data
in [ICU](http://icu-project.org/)'s implementation.
The project was created by [saintfish](http://github.com/saintfish/chardet). In January 2015 it was forked by the gogits project in order to incorporate bugfixes and new features.
## Documentation and Usage