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Codext, contraction of "codecs" and "extension", is a library that gathers many additional encodings for use with codecs. When imported, it registers new encodings to an extended codecs registry for making the encodings available from the codecs.(decode|encode|open) API. It also features CLI tools and a guess mode for decoding multiple layers of codecs.


This library is available on PyPi and can be simply installed using Pip:

pip install codext