troubleshooting Question

PHP: Detect if uploaded file is text based

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Howdy,
  I'm wondering if there are already some functions or classes available to return whether a file (most likely uploaded) is text based or not.  I can probably roll my own, but if something is out there already I'll use that.
  Something like:

$textBased = is_text($fileName);

  The MIME type returned when uploading files isn't very good for this.  For example, uploading a PHP script the MIME type is "application/octet-stream", but we know a PHP script is just plain text.
  Again, I could make my own, and I don't really want anyone going through the trouble of making something just to answer my question.  Just wondering if there is already something available that can do that.

Thanks!
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