126 is 0000 0000 0111 1110 in binary. We truncate it form the left to
groups of seven: 0000000 1111110 and then encode it as usual (least
significant group first): 1 1111110 0 0000000. It takes two bytes to
encode, but so does the zig-zag encoding.
In fact, the zig-zag encoding and the two's complement encoding always
take the same number of bytes to encode a given number.
Both of the encodings do not care what the original bitness of the
integer was. Two's complement works the same way for 64-bit number,
32-bit number and 7-bit number (as used for the encoding).
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