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Base42

Welcome to the Base42 Wiki!

This wiki is for those interested in base42. The key concept in base42 is that base16 digits are constructed from base4 symbols. Once you learn the symbols and basic maths in base4 you can quickly reconstruct base16 numbers and mental calculations. Additionally base42 uses a unique set of glyphs and sounds so that it can coexist peacefully with the base10 mental calculations you have already learned. If you squint your eyes that would be base16, but then you'd be missing part of the point.

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In absence of subscripts we call it base42 because who could resist? Note that this article has some interesting ideas about bases and the number 42.

If you came to this page after seaching for information on hexadecimal, stick around and check things out. The converter program will convert real numbers (instead of just integers) to and from hexadecimal.

Conversion Table for binary, base4 and base42