Talk:Binary-to-text encoding

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ASCII85 implementation in JavaScript[edit]

I wanted to add link to my "just written" implementation, however got a warning about conflict of interests. If anyone other will think that this information will be helpfull feel free to add this link to Article. NE0sIghT (talk) 21:24, 27 February 2018 (UTC)


Uses 91 characters, and every pair of characters represents either 13 or 14 bits. Since 2^13 < 91*91 < 2^14, two characters can encode all 13-bit strings and some 14-bit strings; since 91*91=8281 and 2^13=8192, there are 89 combinations of two characters that are not used for representing strings of 13 characters. The particular choice is: for a string of 14 bits, if its lowest 13 represent a number greater than or equal to 89, the two characters are used to represent only these 13 bits; otherwise, 14 bits are encoded.

Do not move this explanation to the article; it is undocumented. - Liberatore(T) 13:45, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

reviving 'ascii armor' concept[edit]

ASCII armor was apparently the original title of this article. It is now 'binary to text encoding'. The ascii armoring concept consists of more than just encoding binary into ascii, it also consists of encoding plain text for purposes of archival or transmission. Therefore, it should go back into the article. drefty.mac 17:33, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Base26 should be kept[edit]

Base26 is used for binary encoding. It is not as heavily used as other coding formats as it is still fairly new as an encoding format. Eyreland (talk) 03:18, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

I apologize. At first glance it looked kind of spammy. Feel free to add it again, but use a citation format instead of a direct URL as a source. And please add a citation for the other two entries. —EncMstr (talk) 03:47, 12 September 2013 (UTC)


It makes little sense to include a term 'efficiency' in the table, if there is not any kind of explanation or mentioning of what it is. Someone would probably want to add this information. - (talk) 18:11, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

I agree, I am looking at various systems, attempting to find one that I can follow, and I see efficiency in the chart, think it might be based on the ratio of base 10 to the converted base, but 10/16 is not .5(hexadecimal). I feel that if whoever added the efficiency section could add an explanation, then that would be better. (talk) 12:24, 28 June 2017 (UTC)Yggdrasil
Added explanation of the efficiency. Lord Crc (talk) 12:13, 15 August 2017 (UTC)