I know how to implement this algorithm but what I don't get is say

I have a message

Hello this is a secret message!

Before the algorithm is used you must have to translate these characters/spaces to some number. And once you have this number you can encrypt by finding 2 big primes p , q then decrypting is just finding d the inverse of e and raising the encrypted message to that power ,...etc.

I am most curious how they translate the message to/from a number.

I am assuming they just use ascii...but not sure if their using something else.

Curious if anybody knows.

I have a message

Hello this is a secret message!

Before the algorithm is used you must have to translate these characters/spaces to some number. And once you have this number you can encrypt by finding 2 big primes p , q then decrypting is just finding d the inverse of e and raising the encrypted message to that power ,...etc.

I am most curious how they translate the message to/from a number.

I am assuming they just use ascii...but not sure if their using something else.

Curious if anybody knows.

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