More accurately BinHex 4.0. The standard Macintosh format used when a binary file must be converted into an ASCII file so that it may be safely transferred through a network. It preserves the data fork and resource fork which all Macintosh files must have. Do not confuse BinHex 5.0, which is not an ASCII format. All BinHex files should by convention carry the extension .hqx.
bin ary hex adecimal] A method for converting non-ASCII files (graphics, programs, formatted text) into ASCII. Also the name of a program that converts ASCII back to non-ASCII. See also MIME.
A type of coding used to convert a binary file into text for transmission via e-mail. Most often used by Macintosh computers.
A format used on the Macintosh to transfer binary files using text characters, such as in email. A file which has been 'BinHexed' is often considerably larger than the original due to the encoding which takes place.
The standard Macintosh format for converting a binary file into an ASCII file that can pass through email programs. (For those of you wondering how to pronounce it, "Bin" rhymes with "tin," and "hex" rhymes with "sex," and the accent is on the first syllable.) See also uucode.
BinHex is a method that Macintosh computers use to convert files. Using BinHex, a file is converted to lines of letter, numbers and punctuation. This conversion makes it possible to send files via e-mail.
A type of encoding that allows the transportation of binary files (such as word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) from one e-mail service to another.
BinHex is standard way of encoding files into a format readable by all platforms so that they can be distributed on the Internet. It is most commonly used with Macintosh files. BinHex file names end in hqx.
(fromBINaryHEXadecimal) A method of converting non- text files (nonASCII) into ASCII.
A method for converting non-ASCII text files into ASCII text. Internet e-mail can only handle ASCII text.
The standard Macintosh method for converting non-text files or binary files into an ASCII file so that it can pass through e-mail.
An encoding scheme that converts binary data into ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) characters.
A file format commonly used in sending large files and images over the Internet. Netscape Messenger can decompress messages in BinHex format.
An encoding method, commonly used by Macintosh computers.
BinHex -- Bin ary Hex adecimal encoding scheme usually used by Apple Macintosh computers. See: RFC-1741
Similar to uuencode, but preserved the Macintosh resource and data forks. A BinHex'ed file is an ASCII file that can be transferred between systems with no problems.
Macintosh software and documents (other than text files) are often "encoded" into text files for transmission over the network. A common standard for such encoding is referred to as BinHex. You can usually tell that a file contains a BinHex encoded Mac file as the file name ends in ".hqx". BinHex5.0 format is a MacBinary format, while BinHex 4.0 files are Macintosh ASCII format. To keep transmission times short, the BinHexed files are often "compressed" using a utility like StuffIt. To reconstitute the Mac application or document you may need to "un-StuffIt." The freeware program, StuffIt Expander, will BinHex and unstuff most Mac files. Uncompression programs are available from archives on the Internet. Examples: xbin23.zip (DOS), mcvert (Unix), and binhex (VM/CMS).
Macintosh file compression format. BinHex files have the extension .hqx. They can be decompressed by ëStuffit Expanderí.
A method of encoding files from 8-bit to 7-bit format. Preserves original file attributes.
Another method of archiving one or more files into a single file. The file is first encoded in BIN (binary), then it is HQX
See binary hexadecimal.
A file conversion format that converts binary files to ASCII text files.
Binhex is the common acronym for BINary HEXadecimal. It refers to a method for converting non-text files into ASCII files. This conversion method is used most often with Macintosh files.
An encoding method that lets Apple Macintosh files travel through UNIX systems. This file type has to be decoded before it can be used.
(BINary HEXadecimal) -- A method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII, used in moving binary files by mail over the Internet. See Also: ASCII
(BINary HEXadecimal) A method that converts non-ASCII files to ASCII files. The Internet uses ASCII, and therefore this conversion is necessary for non-ASCII files such as image files created by Macintosh computers.
Abbreviation for BINary HEXadecimal conversion- a method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII. This was needed in the past because Internet e-mail could only handle ASCII. BinHex conversion was first used on Macintosh computers and is still the preferred conversion technique for Macs. With the latest technology in e-mail clients and web browsers, the need for BinHex has diminished, but it's still a good idea to BinHex a binary file when sending it as an attachment through e-mail to be sure that it doesn't become corrupted en-route. If you decide to BinHex a file you are sending through e-mail, you should include that fact in the e-mail text so that the recipient knows how to decipher the file.
A method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII, which facilitates Internet e-mail which can only handle ASCII files.
( BIN ary HEX adecimal) -- Is one way ,among many, to convert binary (non-text, non-ASCII) into ASCII. Internet Email only transmits ASCII or text files. If you want to Email a spreadsheet or a MS word file to someone it must be converted from its native binary format into a ASCII format. Some Email program do this conversion for you, Many do not. You may download: Information Transportation Professional - xferp110.zip. This program will convert Binary file for transmission via Email over the Internet and convert ASCII files you receive back into their original binary format
Binary Hexadecimal. Method for converting binary files into ASCII for transmission by applications, such as e-mail, that can only handle ASCII.
(BINary HEXadecimal) A method for converting non-text files (binary) into ASCII. Helpful because Internet e-mail can only handle ASCII text.
(BINary HEXadecimal) the process to convert non-text files in ASCII. Email can only handle ASCII.
communications: A standard way of converting the information in Macintosh files into a form that can be stored on other computers, created by Yves Lempereur of MainStay. There have been several versions of BinHex, but the only one that most Mac users ever hear about is BinHex 5.0, which converts files into eight-bit format for storing on personal computers. BinHex 5.0 conversions happen automatically when you transmit a file using MacBinary. There is also a BinHex 4.0 in use for converting Mac files in a seven-bit format for storing on older UNIX computers and mainframes. On the computer storing the BinHex-ed files, they appear as documents, no matter what they were on the Mac.
A common file format for Macintosh computers; it enables a binary file to be transferred over the Internet as an ASCII file. Using a program like Stuffit, a file can be encoded and renamed with an ".hqx" extension. The recipient uses a similar program to decode the file. The Eudora e-mail program automatically encodes and decodes files sent or received as BinHex attachments.
BinHex, short for "binary-to-hexadecimal", is an ASCII armoring system that was used on the Mac OS for sending binary files through E-mail. It was similar to uuencode, but combined both "forks" of the Mac file system together, along with extended file information. BinHexed files take up more space than the original files, but are far less likely to be corrupted in transit.
a file format where binary data is converted into ASCII text (Macintosh)
A method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII. This is needed because Internet e-mail can only handle ASCII. Macintosh files also require the BinHex format to be trsnaferred over the Internet. Macintosh files using this format have an ".hqx" extension in their filename.
Method of encoding, commonly used by Macs.
A format for representing a Macintosh file in text form, in order to preserve special Macintosh information that cannot be stored properly on some systems. For more information, see the BinHex help topic.
A method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII. Binhex is used with emailand query strings to turn data into an unbroken string.
An encoding scheme that converts binary data into ASCII characters. Any file, whether it be a graphics file, a text file, or a binary executable file, can be converted to BinHex. This format is particularly valuable for transferring files from one platform to another because nearly all computers can handle ASCII files. In fact, many e-mail programs include a BinHex encoder and decoder for sending and receiving attachments. BinHex is an especially common format for Macintosh files. Encoded files usually have a .HQX extension.
(BINary HEXadecimal): A method for converting binary files (applications) into ASCII format. This is needed because internet e-mail can only handle ASCII.
derived from BINary HEXadecimal and is a method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII. This is needed because Internet email can only handle ASCII.
a Mac file converted from binary ()nontext) to ASCII text for transporting via e-mail.: a binary compressed file (Macintosh)
Binhex is short for Binary Hexadecimal. Binhex is a method for transferring non-ASCII, or non-text, files into ASCII. The transformation to ASCII is necessary because internet email only handles ASCII files.
This is an attachment decoding method best used for recipients on a Macintosh with an e-mail reader that is not MIME-compliant.
Binary Hexadecimal. A method for converting binary files into ASCII. Necessary when using transport methods which only accept ASCII text, such as normal e-mail.
file format for encoding Macintosh binary files as text files, for easier transfer between computers. Binhex files usually have the suffix ".hqx" Almost all Macintosh communication programs will automatically detect and translate files in Binhex format. See also uucode.
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(Binary Hexadecimal) a method for converting non-text files (non ASCII) into ASCII. Internet e-mail can only handle ASCII; Binex is needed for this reason.
(BINary HEXadecimal) - A method for converting non-text files into ASCII files. This is required because Internet email can only handle ASCII files. See Also: ASCII, MIME, UUENCODE
(BINary HEXadecimal) -- A format commonly used in sending large files and images over the Internet.
A method of encoding files for easier transport across the Internet.
A program that is used to encode binary files as ASCII so that they can be sent through e-mail.
1. n. a file format used for data transfers on the internet. A BinHexed file usually has a ". hqx" extension. If you open a BinHexed file in a text editor, it should indicate "This file must be decoded with BinHex version x.x". BinHexed files are as much as 50% larger than the original file, but can preserve the file's format when downloading. BinHexing a file adds a wrapper which prevents errors when shuffling between UNIX servers. 2. v. to encode or decode a BinHex file.
BinHex is a utility for converting (encoding) Macintosh files into text that will travel well on networks either as files or e-mail attachments
An encoding standard allowing Apple Macintosh files to be encoded and sent across the Internet. Like all encoded files, BinHex files cannot be used until they have been decoded. The Macintosh file system holds information about the file type within the file itself rather than as an extension (.xxx .pdf etc.). This makes it easier for Macintosh files to be called by any name and for the appropriate application(s) which can use the file to be identified automatically.
(BINary HEXadecimal) - A method for converting non-text files (non-ASCII) into ASCII. This is needed because Internet e-mail can only handle ASCII.
A common file format for Macintosh computers that enable a binary file to be transfered as an ASCII file. For example, take a Macintosh word processing file and run it through a binhex program, the file is then renamed with a .hqx extention. The file can be sent to anyone over electronic mail, the recipient saves the file and runs it through an "un-binhex" program. The recipient now uses the file in it's original form.