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An efficient encoding of strings but not an efficient object code format[edit]

The term SQUOZE refers to two very different things. It is an efficient encoding of character strings, but it is also an object deck format. The SQUOZE object deck format contains all of the information from the source deck. It is an efficient encoding of the combined source and object data, but it is not an efficient encoding of the relocatable object t data themselves. Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz Username:Chatul (talk) 16:56, 17 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think that we can cover both, the object deck format and the character encoding in the same article in more details.
What I would like to see being added to the article are a table showing the actual character encoding format and a table showing the 50-character character set. Unfortunately, the few sources I found so far remain too vague about the details to add this to the article. If you know better details, please add them to the article.
--Matthiaspaul (talk) 19:21, 17 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found the formula ((a*50**2+b*50+c)<<17)|(d*50**2+e*50+f) from the manual in the sources by searching for "sq" and then for "base 50".
I added it to the article but don't know how to specify that it's under "; Appendix 3" in the <ref> I used.
Mossymountain (talk) 23:05, 17 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]