latin1 and cp1252 inconsistent?

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Sat Nov 17 02:08:36 CET 2012

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Nobody <nobody at> wrote:
> If you need to support either, you can parse it as ISO-8859-1 then
> explicitly convert C1 codes to their Windows-1252 equivalents as a
> post-processing step, e.g. using the .translate() method.

Or just create a custom codec by taking the one in
Lib/encodings/ and modifying it slightly.

>>> import codecs
>>> import cp1252a
>>> codecs.register(lambda n: cp1252a.getregentry() if n == "cp1252a" else None)
>>> b'\x81\x8d\x8f\x90\x9d'.decode('cp1252a')

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