ASCII and Different Bases
Someone said in another message that a text file is a string of 3 digit numbers representing the letters and symbols (I know when it gets to the hard drive though it's binary). If you converted ASCII’s three digit numbers to hexadecimal, for example, then wrote the hex directly into a binary file would that mean the file is smaller than the original ASCII? If "m" in ASCII is equal to 109, then in hex it would equal 6D. Wouldn’t this use one letter space less of memory?