This string is suppose to contain a message, but everytime I try to decode it I get abstract letters and signs. Help?
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How is the message stored? I.e., how many bits per letter, etc. It might help if you show how that string was generated from the ascii message.
Let's assume, that the code uses the same number of bits per character, so it it not run-length or Huffmann encoded. 104 has the factors 2,2,2,13, such that you have either 2, 4, 8, 13 or 26 bits per character, but even 104 bits are possible. E.g. this could be the ISBN number of a printed version of the Gettysburg address...
When We assume 8 bits, and the code is stored as sequential stream, we get these double values:
11, 27, 121, 120, 120, 123, 104, 26, 7, 11, 3, 27, 105
These are obviously not ASCII codes, because all values below 32 are non-printables like control characters. The numbers do not represent a simple character translation like a=1, b=2, ... A=27, B=28, because the value above 52 would be meaningless.
With 4 bits per character you can represent only 16 different values. Assuming the translation a=0,b=1,... you get:
This is not a word in a language I know.
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