Crate bs62[][src]

A Base62 encoder / decoder with support for leading zero bytes.

Normally, during the conversion of base10 (decimal) to base62, the input data is interpreted as one large number:

[0x00, 0x13, 0x37] => 0x001337 => 4919 (decimal)

As leading zeroes do not count to the value of a number (001337 = 1337), they are ignored while converting the number to base62.

This is achieved by prepending a 0x01 byte to the data before encoding, thus creating a number that starts with a 1: 001337 => 1001337 (No zeroes are removed)

The leading 0x01 is removed after the data has been decoded from bse62 back to base10: 1001337 => 001337



This is the same alphabet that CyberChef uses by default: [0-9][A-Z][a-z].

Wikipedia/Base62 suggests another alphabet ([A-Z][a-z][0-9]) but I found that many online converters use either [0-9][A-Z][a-z] or [0-9][a-z][A-Z]. And as I love CyberChef, I decided to use their default alphabet aswell. I also think that starting with numbers is more natural as base62 is actually a number system like decimal (which is actually base10) or hexa-decimal (base16).


Convert Data to Base62

This method will prepend 0x01 to the data before encoding it.

let data = vec![0x13, 0x37];
let encoded = bs62::encode_data(&data);

assert_eq!(encoded, "IKN")

Parse Base62 to Data

This method expects a leading 0x01 in the byte array after decoding. It removes the first byte before returning the byte array.

let encoded = "IKN";
let data = bs62::decode_data(&encoded)?;

assert_eq!(data, vec![0x13_u8, 0x37]);

Convert a Number to Base62

let num = 1337;
let encoded = bs62::encode_num(&num);

assert_eq!(encoded, "LZ")

Parse Base62 to Number

let num = 1337;
let encoded = bs62::encode_num(&num);

assert_eq!(encoded, "LZ")


pub extern crate num_bigint;
pub extern crate num_traits;



Decode data with support for leading zeroes (that has been encoded using encode_data).


Decode data just like decode_data but allow data that was not prepended with a 0x01 byte.


Decode a base62 string to a base10 (decimal) number.


Encode data with support for leading zeroes by prepending a 0x01 byte to the data.


Convert a base10 (decimal) number to base62.