Base85 Converter

What is Base85 Encoding

A character encoding called Base85, commonly referred to as ASCII85, uses 85 ASCII symbols. It offers a little less stringent encoding than Base64 and was made popular by the PDF format. Similar to Base64, Base85 encoding aims to convert binary data into ASCII characters that can be printed. However, because it employs a bigger character set, it may be slightly more effective. It can specifically encode 4 bytes (32 bits) into 5 characters.

What is Base85 Decoding

To restore a Base85-encoded string to its original form, decoding is required. The string is divided into groups of five characters for the decoding process. If the tuple is less than five characters long, the character "u" is used to fill it.

Encoding and decoding Base85 can be time-consuming, especially when you don’t have enough knowledge about Base85 encoding and decoding. Since there is a lot of complexity and some sort of learning curve is involved, most of the users end up using an online Base85 encoder and decoder tool to get the job done as soon as possible.

We have so many online tools available to deal with encoding and decoding of Base85, but not every online tool gives an accurate result and that is why we have created this online Base85 encoder and decoder tool. It is a very simple and easy-to-use tool. Most important thing is that it is beginner-friendly.

How to Use Base85 Encoder/Decoder Tool

  • As you can see, we have 2 input fields and 1 dropdown. For instance, you want to encode a string with Base85.
  • From the dropdown, select Encode and in the first input field, enter a string.
  • Instantly, the tool will encode the string with Base85 and display the result in the second input field.

Example of Base85 Encoder/Decoder Tool


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