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Character Encoding Detection

Base64 is able to encode any types of data, and it’s great until you need to decode textual values that are in an unknown character encoding. It is important to note that this is not the problem of Base64 — it just encodes and decodes what it got. Therefore, if you get garbled text (mojibake) after decoding, it most likely contains Unicode characters that are decoded with a wrong character encoding. Unfortunately, you cannot automatically determine the exact character encoding, but you can use the form below to check all possible supported encodings and find out what encoding to choose when decoding Base64.


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  • SierraKent,
    I don't know how to really use Decode basE.
    • Administrator,
      I will be happy to help you, but first of all I need to know what your is task or what are you trying to achieve.
  • Kosova,
    i have base64 code but confuse with the encode, ibJZhFSggdZm7crP9cd7eQ==

    can u suggest what i should to do with another base64 like that?

    if u can help me please reply, thank you

    [UPDATED 18 december 2019 at 22:36]
    for ur attention, ibJZhFSggdZm7crP9cd7eQ== this base64 code are phone number, thx
    • Administrator,
      I think your Base64 string stores a raw output of some hashing/encryption algorithm. Therefore, you cannot "decode" it to the original data. By the way, if this is encryption algorithm, in order to decrypt this string you need to know the passphrase.
  • Ashu,
    Decode the following? 51 58 5a 77 63 69 42 71 59 6d 56 34 49 53 42 44 65 58 4a 75 5a 6e 49 67 59 6d 68 6e 65 58 5a 68 63 69 42 6e 64 58 49 67 5a 6d 64 79 59 32 59 67 62 47 4a 6f 49 47 64 69 59 6e 67 67 5a 32 49 67 64 48 4a 6e 49 47 64 31 64 6d 59 67 65 6e 4a 6d 5a 6d 35 30 63 69 77 67 64 6d 46 77 65 57 68 78 64 6d 46 30 49 47 35 68 62 43 42 6c 63 6d 5a 69 61 47 56 77 63 6d 59 67 5a 33 56 75 5a 79 42 31 63 6e 6c 6a 63 6e 45 67 62 47 4a 6f 49 48 5a 68 49 47 78 69 61 47 55 67 62 6d 46 6d 61 6e 4a 6c 4c 67 3d 3d
    • Administrator,
      Hello Ashu! This message can be easily decoded by passing it through several decoding algorithms (hex+base64+rot13). So, the final result would be: "Nice work! Please outline the steps you took to get this message, including any resources that helped you in your answer."
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