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Algorithm Correctness[edit]

I have difficulty following the algorithm's correctness for, for example, strings starting with "A". Surely in this case, we will see 0 * 26 = 0, and have no way of getting the string back - we lose information. Did I miss something? (talk) 22:21, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

I've run the calculations on the obvious case - aardvark. Results:

1. aardvark = 203723868 2. ardvark = 203723868 3. rdvark = 203723868

Obviously broken. I'm going to try to fix but I'm going on holiday soon so I'm a bit rushed haha. (talk) 22:21, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Welp the obvious solution is just to check for a and then add 25. Not sure about how that would work in practice but gotta pack n fly! (talk) 22:26, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Editing one last time - the above method doesn't work obviously, conflicts with z, wasn't thinking straight. The hack method seems to be to add '1' to represent b before the first iteration and then remove the first character from the string you get back. (talk) 22:58, 7 March 2015 (UTC)


B/D = 2÷4 < 1. If A=1, how can B/D=A.IR...?? should equal 0.M, or Z.5 02:11, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

because A=0 . (talk) 15:56, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


On the 20th of may some anonymous editor was kind enough to remove some duplications in the text. It appears these corrections were immediately undone by User:Maxim. Does he like triplicate text? (talk) 15:56, 21 May 2008 (UTC)


Should this be moved to Base 26, or is this faux Latin actually an English word? kwami 04:58, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

hexavigesimal is listed (along with a great many others) at . I first encountered the term in a VOD software interface specification. (talk) 15:56, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
Reviving this thread, yes; this Hexavigesimal should be moved to Base 26.GuyHimGuy (talk) 04:09, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Some would object to "hexavigesimal" as a mixed Greek-Latin form, but I'm not sure "Base 26" is superior... AnonMoos (talk) 08:02, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


I suggest the notability issues raised by sligocki are discussed here: Category talk:Positional numeral systems#Notability.--Noe (talk) 17:08, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Very, very happy. :D[edit]

When I saw that you had included a c# conversion algorithm, it made my day. :D

the java code example does not generate the same column names as are used in excel[edit]

in excel AAA is 676+26. The java code on the page skips columns YA-YZ? The maximum number of excel columns is 16384, which should be represented as XFD — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:55, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

I removed the redundant and wrong parts of the section and replaced the algorithm.

SaschaSchwarz01 (talk) 11:35, 14 March 2013 (UTC)