base 85 encoding ?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Mon Oct 30 07:17:06 EST 2006

Hi JB,

You can't use baseconvert, because baseconvert encodes only what can  
be displayed using 36 different symbols (26 letters and 10 numbers).  
I suspect you'll have to write a base85 function yourself and please  
share it if you do.

Best regards,



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Op 30-okt-2006, om 13:29 heeft jbv het volgende geschreven:

> Hi list,
> Is there an easy way to encode large chunks of data
> into base 85 ?
> Can baseconvert be used ?
> Thanks,
> JB

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