base32(n) Base32 encoding base32(n)______________________________________________________________________________NAMEbase32 - base32 standard encoding
package require Tcl 8.4
package require base32::core ?0.1?
package require base32 ?0.1?
This package provides commands for encoding and decoding of strings
into and out of the standard base32 encoding as specified in RFC 3548.
This command encodes the given string in base32 and returns the
encoded string as its result. The result may be padded with the
character = to signal a partial encoding at the end of the input
This commands takes the estring and decodes it under the assump‐
tion that it is a valid base32 encoded string. The result of the
decoding is returned as the result of the command.
Note that while the encoder will generate only uppercase charac‐
ters this decoder accepts input in lowercase as well.
The command will always throw an error whenever encountering
conditions which signal some type of bogus input, namely if
 the input contains characters which are not valid output
of a base32 encoder,
 the length of the input is not a multiple of eight,
 padding appears not at the end of input, but in the mid‐
 the padding has not of length six, four, three, or one
The code map used to convert 5-bit sequences is shown below, with the
numeric id of the bit sequences to the left and the character used to
encode it to the right. It should be noted that the characters "0" and
"1" are not used by the encoding. This is done as these characters can
be easily confused with "O", "o" and "l" (L).
0 A 9 J 18 S 27 3
1 B 10 K 19 T 28 4
2 C 11 L 20 U 29 5
3 D 12 M 21 V 30 6
4 E 13 N 22 W 31 7
5 F 14 O 23 X
6 G 15 P 24 Y
7 H 16 Q 25 Z
8 I 17 R 26 2
BUGS, IDEAS, FEEDBACK
This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain
bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category base32 of
the Tcllib SF Trackers [http://source‐
forge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883]. Please also report any ideas for
enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.
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