In this answer I found out that Ripple uses a different base58 alphabet from Bitcoin. There aren't many materials on what that alphabet is, but I managed to find this reference:
The base58 dictionary for ripple is: rpshnaf39wBUDNEGHJKLM4PQRST7VWXYZ2bcdeCg65jkm8oFqi1tuvAxyz
I am wondering - why is Ripple's alphabet so bizarre in comparison to Bitcoin's base58 alphabet:
I understand that for some branding reasons one would want to put "r" as a letter for 0 and use 0 as network byte for Ripple (thus making every address start with "r"), but the same could've been accomplished by simply shifting the alphabet like so:
What is the logic behind the odd alphabet letter order?