jmg at funkthat.com
Fri Jan 31 11:58:24 PST 2014
Trevor Perrin wrote this message on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 09:20 -0800:
> Z-base-32's rationale is interesting:
> "Our choice of confusing characters to eliminate is: `0', `l', `v',
> and `2'. Our reasoning is that `0' is potentially mistaken for `o',
> that `l' is potentially mistaken for `1' or `i', that `v' is
> potentially mistaken for `u' or `r' (especially in handwriting) and
> that `2' is potentially mistaken for `z' (especially in handwriting)."
> Note that z-base32 removes one element from various confusable pairs.
> So if you can remember that "o", "1, "u", and "z" remain then
> z-base-32 will work better.
or the decoder is smart enough to automatically do the substitution
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