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Package encoding provides a number of encodings that are missing from the
standard Go [encoding]("https://godoc.org/golang.org/x/text/encoding") package.
We hope that we can contribute these to the standard Go library someday. It
turns out that some of these are useful for dealing with I/O streams coming
from non-UTF friendly sources.
The UTF8 Encoder is also useful for situations where valid UTF-8 might be
carried in streams that contain non-valid UTF; in particular I use it for
helping me cope with terminals that embed escape sequences in otherwise