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 +# Base64 ​
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 +Base64 is a method to convert binary data into a string of ASCII characters for storage and transmission in environments designed to handle text rather than binary data. Each base64 character represents exactly 6 bits of data. The string length must be a multiple of 4 (which might require padding). ​
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 +## More information
 +
 +* The [rfc4648](https://​tools.ietf.org/​html/​rfc4648) specification ​
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 +* [Escape Utils](https://​atom.io/​packages/​escape-utils) for the [atom editor](https://​atom.io/​).