Identifiers that are readable, spellable, and pronounceable.
A "proquint" (see here) is a method of encoding an integer (or really, a sequence of 0 or more 16-bit words) as a sequence of 5-character, pronounceable strings. This is to facilitate easy communication of the identifier via "wetware" (read: human) channels.
Note that because proquint operates on 16-bit (2-byte) words, all the buffers you put into it will need to have lengths that are multiples of 2. You'll probably get awesome stack traces if you don't. Yay!
var proquint = require("proquint"); var id = proquint.encode(Buffer([0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04])); console.log(id);
Available via npm:
$ npm install proquint
Or via git:
$ git clone git://github.com/deoxxa/proquint.git node_modules/proquint
Encodes a buffer to a proquint string.
var encoded = proquint.encode(Buffer([0x01, 0x02])); console.log(encoded);
Decodes a proquint string into a buffer.
var buffer = proquint.decode("fahab-hasab"); console.log(buffer);
Also see example.js.
// we're going to use the crypto module for getting random data var crypto = require("crypto"); // this is proquint! go proquint! var proquint = require("proquint"); // you can use whatever you like for this, as long as you can get the identifier // to fit into a buffer with a length that is a multiple of two var id = crypto.randomBytes(8); // buffers are awesome - they let us get nice hex strings to read console.log(id.toString("hex")); // here's how we encode a buffer var encoded = proquint.encode(id); // this guy is a regular old string console.log(encoded); // and this is the inverse! var decoded = proquint.decode(encoded); // another buffer! console.log(decoded.toString("hex"));
1190b9a2591fb540 bikad-fokor-zihoj-bajir 1190b9a2591fb540
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