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Compress string to a fixed length

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I need to compress a string to a fixed length, e.g. 32 to 16. Then I need to decompress it back to 32. How do I do that?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 100 total points
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compressing a string cannot be done like this, unless you can have some assumptions. THe normal compression algorythms can have a 1:2 compression when having some data with many repetitions, but 32 caracters cannot be enough for "random" data.
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Yes, the string is random. So if that's the case, can anyone suggest an algorithm that is best for this matter. I have tried zlib.dll but is there a better one?
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