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On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Joe wrote:

> Well, that's not the most sensible system, anyway.  Surely A should
> equal (decimal)10.  If that's the case, it's 48OJ

But the point is to generate words, not perform arbitrary maths in bases
greater than ten. Hence base-26: there are twenty-six letters (not
counting case) in the English alphabet, none of which are the digits 0-9.

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Tristan