Do you know a tool to decode "UTF-8 twice"

Buck Golemon buck at
Wed Jan 29 17:17:32 CST 2014

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:45 PM, David Starner <prosfilaes at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:09 PM, Tex Texin <textexin at> wrote:
> > If, or when, 1252 is updated to assign a character to an undefined
> > codepoint, it will be problematic to have them both refer to 1252.
> >
> > For example, if a new currency symbol is added in Latin America, as has
> been
> > discussed from time to time.
> >
> >
> >
> > Anyone writing decoders for the Whatwg encoding should also be on notice
> > that it is not necessarily a superset of 1252 going forward, and should
> > design for the potential distinction down the road.
> I don't believe there's any chance that CP-1252 is going to get new
> changes. Unicode is king and the value for Microsoft of patching all
> the supported Windows editions versus just telling people to use
> Unicode is minimal. In any case, Microsoft has to interact with the
> Whatwg definition of Latin-1/CP-1252 just as much as anyone else.

Shawn Steele, the cp1252 owner said:

Our legacy code pages aren't going to change.  We won't add more characters
> to 1252.
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