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A coding graph is a model which contains all the types of finite automata and codes as special cases. A test for information losslessness and for information losslessness of finite order of a coding graph is described. Efficient methods of computation are given which make the calculation simple and mechanizable. The application of the tests to finite deterministic automata is discussed and a method of constructing a decoder for a given finite automaton that is information lossless of finite order, is described.