numbers = N = nybble

NUXI problem /nuk'see pro'bl*m/ n.

Refers to the problem of transferring data between machines with differing byte-order. The string `UNIX' might look like `NUXI' on a machine with a different `byte sex' (e.g., when transferring data from a little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa). See also middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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