USING BASE 64 ENCODER AND DECODER
You need this tool when you want to represent a binary data in an ASCII format. You may come across many media that can read and understand only textual data. In these cases, you need to use the tool, base64 encoder and decoder to convert the data in which the media can understand. You need to know that in few cases binary data may not help as they are control character and it can corrupt the whole text. To avoid this confusion, you can choose Base64 encodings. This tool is commonly used by designers and authors to encode the copyright information. You can ensure that the information is safe and people do not remove it. If you are a programmer or developer you need to understand the importance of this tool for a successful implementation.
How to use this tool ?
Are you getting confused? Type the sentence in the search box and select encode or decode. The online tools are easy to use and you do not have to go through a big procedure. Every common man can understand the usage of the tools easily. The tool has one text box that allows you to enter your text or message. There are three buttons ‘encode’, ‘decode’, ‘clear’. If you wish to encode the data you need to click the button ‘encode’ and for decoding press the ‘decode’ button. If you want to clear the text that you have already typed, you don’t have to keep pressing the backspace or the delete key on the keyboard. Just click on the ‘clear’ button and it does the job.
Uses of Base 64 Encoder and Decoder
This tool comes in use for many reasons
- Transport data without any modification
- To store complex data in XML
- Used in many applications
- Used in emails through MIME
- Dialup communication between systems running on Same operating system
Understand better about Base64 Encoder and Decoder
Here is an example of the quote by the famous author Thomas Hobbes
Man is distinguished, not only by his reason, but by this singular passion from other animals, which is a lust of the mind, that by a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge exceeds the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
The Word “Man” is encoded as TEFu in Base64 Encoder. Do you want to know how? The ASCII characters for M- a – n is 77, 97 and 110 respectively. The ASCII characters are now converted to their 8 bit binary code. 01001101 for 77, 01100001 for 97 and 01101110 for 110. These codes are now combined to form a string of 24 bit which results in 010011010110000101101110. Now this string is converted as 6 bits that has different binary value.
Converting the 24 bit 010011010110000101101110 as 6 bit each results as below
010011 010110 000101 101110 and their index value is 19, 22, 5 and 46 respectively. As per the index the value is converted as TWFu for the word Man.