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  • Storage on the 350 consisted of fifty 24-inch platters, with a combined capacity of about 4.4 MB 5 million 7-bit characters.

    Can you guess what's being loaded onto this plane?

  • SMS as implemented on GSM maxes out at 160 7-bit characters, the equivalent of 140 8-bit bytes, or 140/1024 = 0.1367 kilobytes.

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  • Simple parity involves adding an extra bit to, say, 7-bit messages to make 8-bit messages.

    Snell-Pym » Error correcting codes

  • Hamming codes will let you do this by splitting the 8-bit bytes into two 4-bit nibbles and applying the standard 7,4 Hamming code to turn them into two 7-bit messages, for a total expansion of each 8-bit byte into 14 bits.

    Snell-Pym » Error correcting codes

  • English is essentially French converted to 7-bit ASCII.

    Boing Boing: August 28, 2005 - September 3, 2005 Archives

  • If the text has been posted as both a 7-bit and 8-bit text, then the first character of the filename will be a 7 or an 8, to indicate that.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • If there are a very few gibberish characters, black squares or obviously missing characters in the text, then it's likely that this was intended to be a 7-bit text, but a few 8-bit characters like the

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • However accurate your Greek, that still leaves the issue of what to do with the 7-bit ASCII version, where transliteration is probably still your best bet.

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • When we post a text as both 8-bit and 7-bit, as we do when ASCII is not enough to render the text acceptably, we name the file with an

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

  • If there is enough Greek to warrant it, and no other accented characters, you may be able to use the ISO-8859-7 character set, and submit both 7-bit and 8-bit versions [V. 79].

    The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002

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