Re: UTF-Morse

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Nov 22 2002 - 09:31:31 EST

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    Marco Cimarosti scripsit:

    > Wow! One octet less than ASCII! :-)

    Well, sure. The variable-length encoding represents a mild degree of
    compression, though it works best for English, being based loosely on English
    letter frequency statistics. But compression aside, we would expect a
    scheme that encodes only ~40 characters to do better than ASCII.

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