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

Paul Dupuis paul at
Fri Mar 20 16:59:07 EDT 2020

On 3/20/2020 4:47 PM, doc hawk via use-livecode wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> 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.
> They created a *new* five bit, shifted code, rather than just using Baudot????

 From a guessEncoding perspective, you just scan the bytes and if all 
byte values are in the 0-31 range, you have a 5-bit code.

Then it get harder to determine whether it is Quotron or Baudot...

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