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distinct name for whatwg's latin1

From: Buck Evan <buck@yelp.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 15:37:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CANDQx1oAz49DsbgHHf8AqJWCsRV_WrXxjKMrZ0ROwx3MpBmq+g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org, unicode <unicode@unicode.org>
Hi Anne.

We spoke about this ages ago, but I'm trying to bring some closure to it.
http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2014-m01/0046.html

Given that I won't be able to budge Guy Steele on updating
windows/cp1252.txt[1], it seems we should give a distinct name to the
whatwg's definition of windows-1252[2].

This does happen to match the cp1252 definition labeled as "bestfit1252".
http://unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/VENDORS/MICSFT/WindowsBestFit/bestfit1252.txt

My goal is to eventually have something in the python stdlib that we can
use to implement this spec.
Of course I'll need to first implement it as a third party, that's no issue.
I'd like to pick a name that's widely agreeable, so this can be promulgated
beyond me and my company.
Also, we've previously agreed that unicode.org and whatwg/encodings
disagreeing on what "windows-1252" means is too confusing. [3]

Possible names are:
 * web-1252 -- previously proposed by yourself
 * bestfit-1252 -- referring to the above "bestfit" document
 * whatwg-1252 -- the traditional format, with defining organization first


[1] http://unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/VENDORS/MICSFT/WINDOWS/CP1252.TXT
[2] https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/index-windows-1252.txt
[3] http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2012-m12/0022.html
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