Text encoding Babel. Was Re: George Keremedjiev

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Mon Nov 26 06:28:18 CST 2018

On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 07:59:13PM -0800, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> Alas, "current" computers use 8, 16, 32. They totally fail to understand the
> intrinsic benefits of 9, 12, 18, 24, and 36 bits.

Oh go on then, I'm curious. What are the benefits? Is it just that there are
useful prime factors for bit-packing hacks? And if so, why not 30?

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