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Standard ECMA-159
Data Compression for Information Interchange - Binary Arithmetic Coding Algorithm

(December 1991)

This Ecma Standard specifies an algorithm for the reduction of the number of bits required to represent information. This process is known as Data Compression. The algorithm uses binary arithmetic coding. The algorithm provides lossless compression and is intended for use in information interchange.

The following file can be freely downloaded:

File name Size (Bytes) Content
ECMA-159.pdf 1 194 673    Acrobat (r) PDF file

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 12042.

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