Multistage Arabic and Turkish Text Compression via Characters Encoding and 7-Zip
Journal of Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks
Turkish lossless text compression was proposed by converting the character's from UTF-8 to ANSI system for space-preserving. Likewise, we present a decoding method that transforms the encoded ANSI string back to its original format. Unlike the one-byte ANSI characters, some of the Turkish alphabets are being stored in 2 bytes size. All that space comes at a price. The developed sequential encoding technique will reduce the size of the text file up to 9%. Moreover, the Turkish encoded text will
... etain its original form after decoding. According to our proposal, it is considered as a lossless text compression, where it's a common concern today. Thus, many parties have become interested in Unicode compression. Basically, our algorithm is mapping Unicode Turkish characters into ANSI, by using the available 8-bit legacy. For Arabic Text Compression, a sequential encoding technique was suggested that efficiently converts Arabic characters string from UTF-8 to ANSI characters coding. The encoding algorithm presented in this paper significantly reduces the file size. The decoding method transforms the encoded ANSI string back to its original format. Unlike the one-byte ANSI characters, Arabic alphabets are currently being stored in 2 bytes size which leads to inefficient space utilization. The newly developed sequential encoding technique reduces the space required for storage up to fifty percent. In addition, the proposed technique will retain the Arabic encoded text to its original form after decoding, which is leading to a lossless text compression. Thus, addressing the common concern of the currently available Arabic characters compression techniques. In this research, a multistage compression process was implemented on Turkish and Arabic languages, by using the new encoding technique, in addition to the 7-Zip application, which has shown a significant file size reduction.