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Native codecs extension

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Codecs Extension

This library extends the native codecs library and provides some new encodings (static or parametrized, like rot-N or xor-N).

Codec Conversions Comment
ascii85 Ascii85 <-> text Python 3 only
barbie-N Barbie <-> text aka Barbie Typewriter (N belongs to [1, 4])
baseXX BaseXX <-> text see base encodings
braille braille <-> text Python 3 only
dna-N DNA-N <-> text implements the 8 rules of DNA sequences (N belongs to [1,8])
leetspeak leetspeak <-> text based on minimalistic elite speaking rules
markdown markdown --> HTML unidirectional
morse morse <-> text uses whitespace as a separator
nokia3310 Nokia 3310 keystrokes <-> text uses "-" as a separator for encoding, "-" or "_" or whitespace for decoding
rot-N ROT(N) <-> text aka Caesar cipher (N belongs to [1,25])
xor-N XOR(N) <-> text XOR with a single byte (N belongs to [1,255])


This library is available on PyPi and can be simply installed using Pip:

$ pip install codext


$ pip3 install codext

Note: Some more encodings are available when installing in Python 3.

Usage (from terminal)

$ codext dna-1 -i test.txt
$ echo -en "test" | codext morse
- . ... -

Python 3 (includes Ascii85, Base85, Base100 and braille):

$ echo -en "test" | codext braille
$ echo -en "test" | codext base100

Usage (within Python)

Example with Base58:

>>> codext.encode("this is a test", "base58-bitcoin")
>>> codext.encode("this is a test", "base58-ripple")
>>> codext.encode("this is a test", "base58-url")

Example with Base100 (emoji's):

>>> codecs.encode("this is a test", "base100")
>>> codecs.decode("👫👟👠👪🐗👠👪🐗👘🐗👫👜👪👫", "base100")
'this is a test'

Example with DNA sequence encoding:

>>> for i in range(8):
        print(codext.encode("this is a test", "dna-%d" % (i + 1)))
'this is a test'

Example with morse:

>>> codecs.encode("this is a test", "morse")
'- .... .. ... / .. ... / .- / - . ... -'
>>> codecs.decode("- .... .. ... / .. ... / .- / - . ... -", "morse")
'this is a test'
>>> with open("morse.txt", 'w', encoding="morse") as f:
	f.write("this is a test")
>>> with open("morse.txt",encoding="morse") as f:
'this is a test'

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