RE: Compression through normalization

Date: Wed Nov 26 2003 - 12:09:18 EST

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    > The whole point of such a tool would be to send binary data on a transport
    > that
    > only allowed Unicode text. In practice, you'd also have to remap C0 and C1
    > characters; but even then 0x00-0x1F -> U+0250-026F and 0x80-0x9F to
    > U+0270-U+028F
    > wouldn't be too complex. Unless you've added a Unicode library to what could
    > otherwise be coded in 4k, normalization would add a lot of complexity.

    Use Base64 - it is stable through all normalisation forms.

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