text Compression

This is a discussion on text Compression within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i have to create a text compression application for uni. I was woundering how do you convert chararters into bytes/bites ...

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    text Compression

    i have to create a text compression application for uni. I was woundering how do you convert chararters into bytes/bites and vis versa??

    thanks fo rthe help.
    kelvin

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    Also have anyone got any recommendations on how i should approach the project ie read the text file into a array and then compress or read text data into a varible and then compress??? Is there a limit on the size of arrays that can be used inside C++?

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    This link to Huffman Encoding might help you some on the overall compression process.
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    thanks, i was thinking about using dictionary bassed compression combined with null compression, what you think?

    kelvin

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