letter | a | b | c | d | ... | z | A | ... | Z | ... | & |

numerical value | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | ... | 25 | 26 | ... | 51 | ... | & |

... | ... | ... |

The vector in the third row of the above
table is given by the base 2 expansion of a letter's numerical
value. The top position in the vector corresponds to and the
bottom most position corresponds to . For example, the word
'ace' has the numerical value '0','2','4'. The elements
that represent 'ace' are then
,
,
.
Below is an applet that converts a
letter or a word to it's base 2 representation. The word can be a
maximum of five letters long. If the word is too long it will be
trimmed to the appropriate length. If the word is too short, the
applet will assign the extra spaces to the zero vector. In the
alphabet we are using the zero vector represents `a'. When
switching back from the number form the word will have extra `a's
at the end. Feel free to edit the words or the numbers and see
what the translation is.