Morse code embeded in Software applications

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Do you feel it is useful to embed Morse code in specific software applications?

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Prashant S Akerkar
 

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Do you feel it is useful to embed Morse code in specific software applications?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Could you please elaborate? It is certainly useful in HAM radio software, but I have a feeling you are thinking of something else. --*** ***--
 
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Thank you.

Is HAM radio software available as a iPhone or Android app ?

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Prashant S Akerkar
 
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Thank you.

Is HAM radio software available as a iPhone or Android app ?

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Prashant S Akerkar
Almost certainly. Let me check...
 
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Do you feel it is useful to embed Morse code in specific software applications?
Depends on your definition of "useful". There would be a certain "cool" factor, if your target market were Steampunk enthusiasts. Or if your comp-sci prof/teach isn't just a History major, vainly trying to stay ahead of the class by a chapter or so.

As far as actual efficiency, you're talking trits in variable-length trytes, overlaid onto bits in fixed-length bytes. Easy enough to calculate given a frequency-of-occurence list, or simply test : take a sample text and plunk each trit (dit, dah, separator) into 2 bits for loose packing, or screw big chunks into quadwords for dense packing (Chen-Ho variant). I'll bet a few bucks on 5.5'ish bits efficiency for a simple English conversation, closer to 5 for txt-speak. Meanwhile, for the same limited character-set, 5-bit fixed-length(virtual) bytes are easily attainable utilizing a stop/start character(s) to bracket numerics/special-chars.

If it's a homework assignment, ignore the previous paragraph, and you're in the wrong subforum.
 
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