base64

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base64

An encoding method that converts binary data into ASCII text and vice versa. It is commonly used to send non-text files via the Internet's email system (see MIME). Base64 divides each set of three bytes of the original data into four 6-bit units, which it represents as four 7-bit ASCII characters. This typically increases the original file by about a third. See quoted printable encoding.
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Base64 is a simple binary to text encoding concept which represents binary data aim ASCII string format through translating it into a radix-64 representation.