Character encoding for the web.
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jdufresne and gsnedders Include license file in the distributed files (#13)
Use to include LICENSE in the generated source distribution.

The wheel package format supports including the license file. This is
done using the [metadata] section in the setup.cfg file. For additional
information on this feature, see:

Fixes #12
Latest commit 513de30 Oct 28, 2017



This is a Python implementation of the WHATWG Encoding standard.

In order to be compatible with legacy web content when interpreting something like Content-Type: text/html; charset=latin1, tools need to use a particular set of aliases for encoding labels as well as some overriding rules. For example, US-ASCII and iso-8859-1 on the web are actually aliases for windows-1252, and an UTF-8 or UTF-16 BOM takes precedence over any other encoding declaration. The Encoding standard defines all such details so that implementations do not have to reverse-engineer each other.

This module has encoding labels and BOM detection, but the actual implementation for encoders and decoders is Python’s.