R bindings for the Google Compact Encoding Detection library. Key features:

  • process character vector;
  • process raw vector;


To install the package from the CRAN run the following command:

install.packages("ced", repos = "https://cloud.r-project.org/")

Also you could install the dev-version with the install_gitlab() function from the remotes package:


This package contains the compiled code, therefore you have to use the Rtools to install it on Windows.

Bug reports

Use the following command to go to the page for bug report submissions:

bug.report(package = "ced")

Before reporting a bug or submitting an issue, please do the following:

  • Make sure that you error or issue was not reported or discussed earlier. Please, use the search;
  • Check the news list of the current version. Some errors could be caused by the package changes. It could be done with news(package = "ced", Version == packageVersion("ced")) command;
  • Make a minimal reproducible example of the code that consistently causes the error;
  • Make sure that the error occurs during the execution of a function from the ced package, not from other packages;
  • Try to reproduce the error with the last development version of the package from the git repository.

Please attach traceback() and sessionInfo() output to bug report. It may save a lot of time.


The ced package is distributed under GPLv2 license.