Monday, March 19, 2018

[xymeylpw] Base 29

Slightly modify the previous system of encoding arbitrary Unicode with 30 characters by making open parenthesis the escape character.  We no longer get short escape sequences, nor can parentheses be used directly in text, but escape sequences can easily be ended with close parenthesis.

Is the scope of an escape sequence limited to what's within the parentheses?  Should capitalization be (caps a) or (caps)a?  (allcaps ibm) or (begin allcaps)ibm(end allcaps)?

This resembles HTML with parentheses instead of angle brackets.

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