Re: bit notation in ISO-8859-x is wrong

From: Cristian Secarã (
Date: Mon Oct 11 2004 - 00:11:25 CST

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    On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 02:22:46 +0000, James Kass wrote:

    > Most people begin counting with one, although in the recent
    > past some computer technicians have begun to begin counting
    > with zero.

    There is serious reason for that: when it comes to exponent of 2,
    counting from zero makes sense, as the first bit (b0) value calculation
    2^0=1, the second bit (b1) value calculation is 2^1=2, ..., the eight
    (b7) value calculation is 2^7=128.

    This is for 8 bit, but the same apply for 16 etc. number of bits (the
    same apply to Unicode characters in binary representation).


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