string compression routine?
Posted on 1998-10-13
I'm looking for a set of routines (not necessarily a component - actually: preferably not a component) than can compress strings to a reasonable size (i.e. smaller than 50% for plain text)
Quite a while ago, I used to have a library called "HyperString", but
a) it only compressed BY 35% in stream-compression
b) the block compression compressed by rougly 45%, but was cumbersome to use (block length limited to 64K)
Any ideas? I am NOT looking for a component that will create ZIP-files for me!! For specific reasons, I want to compress only certain parts of a file, the rest must be accessible without decompression (header-information)
Would be nice if it was freeware or at least cheap since I won't earn money with my program...
Thanks for your help!