Guessing the encoding of a test file... [OT]

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Fri Mar 20 15:51:53 EDT 2020

Just for a laugh... one of the more esoteric codings I used in the quasi modern error (besides EBCDIC) was the 5 bit Quotron stock ticker system in the mid 90s. It used different codes for requesting/receiving quotes because 2^5 is only 32 possible characters. Alpha in/numeric out.
Ralph DiMola
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Subject: Re: Guessing the encoding of a test file...

On Mar 20, 2020, at 11:09 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Okay, now you going for the low blow :-)\

What part of “lawyer” wasn’t clear? B b


> Next, you'll be suggesting I need to check for EBCDIC encodings!

That will be a start, but it’s not done until you include Baudot.

Morse, however, is optional . . .
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