Assume I'm using a cryptographic algorithm to pseudo-randomly generate a string that is specified to be 16 characters long. The string will be used as a passphrase when encrypting a file.
So, for instance the string is:
The hexadecimal equivalent of that string is:
Is either variant "stronger", cryptographically speaking? In other words, if I use the string as the passphase, or if I convert the hexadecimal numbers into a string and use that as the passphrase, is either one better?