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Is “I'd've” proper use of the English language?

While reading a book, I came across the word I'd've, as in: I'd've argued against it. While it was obvious what it meant, it left me puzzled. Is I'd've a proper word?
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When is it grammatically correct to create a contraction of words followed by “is”?

When is it grammatically correct to create a contraction of words followed by "is"? For instance is "who's" a correct short form of "who is"?
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Is 'that is' optional?

When I write something like this: I am a man that is doing these things. Is it correct to shorten it like this? I am a man doing these things. And does it require commas?
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Word for encoder-decoder

Modem is a common word for modulator/demodulator. Is there a word that in a similar fashion (or in general) would describe the encoder and decoder functionality presented in one piece?