The ASCII85 encoding is a binary string encoding where every four bytes are encoded with five ASCII letters, using 85 different types of characters.

Unfortunately, it's not in $CharacterEncodings:

enter image description here

We can do this with python:


yields 'Man is distinguished', but how to do this in Mathematica?


  • 1
    $\begingroup$ The python code example which do the conversion can be directly ported to MMA, what is a problem? The built-in way is absent. $\endgroup$ – Rom38 Sep 28 '17 at 5:09
  • $\begingroup$ Of course it can be, I’m asking if there’s any built in way $\endgroup$ – M.R. Sep 28 '17 at 5:17
  • $\begingroup$ You are only interested in a built-in way, or is a fast, terse, or elegant implementation of interest as well? (I don't have anything yet, just clarifying.) $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Sep 28 '17 at 6:54
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I think I’m interested in any answer $\endgroup$ – M.R. Sep 29 '17 at 0:07

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.