In your post https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/two-years-today-remember-salome-text-cyphers.510438/post-7942779 you said “I got it working finally.”Probably beyond me since I don't understand crypto much. I just copied what @Forceshild did. The numbers probably indicate a key in https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transposition_cipher
Or its as someone said earlier, you need to do a second step to jump the words back and forth in a pattern dictated by the numbers? in a hopscotch manner perhaps?
That looks plausible...but...what should I do with it. I am curios: I am still guessing, that you have to use the ciphertext in columns and try to solve them. But you said, you used the little application, where the ciphertext is used not in columns, but as sentence. And you found solutions.Someone care to check me on this?
#'s = characters until next number...combining rows that fit mathematically....
7 chars, 7 chars, 4 chars, 5 chars
Lol no. I was referring to the Cryptocrack. I had downloaded and installed Cryptocrack but moved the folders for the language pack and dictionary so I wasn't getting the correct results. Finally figured what went wrong and got the same result as Forceshild. Edited the forum reply subsequently which initially said I couldn't find the same result and could someone else verify.In your post https://forums.frontier.co.uk/threads/two-years-today-remember-salome-text-cyphers.510438/post-7942779 you said “I got it working finally.”
I read that as meaning you’d solved the puzzle.
Not getting at you, I’m no cryptographer wither, but I was a FRifter and am keen to see the solution since it is supposed to detail the clues we missed.
Looks like there's references to Drew's Oolite novellas: Status Quo, Mutabilis, Incursio & Finis and the E: D novel Reclamation - somewhat scrambled right after Dark Wheel.I found out, that the website before is not working correct on the length of the columns. This one seems to work.
this is what I got:
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interesting: arkd = dark (wheel) and bcluadynesty = club dynasty..
wait...this went with 7 keylength. It must be 11. Still calculating...
Very nice. And the capitalization in the original picture corresponds to the capitalization of the book titles. I think we are close now.Looks like there's references to Drew's Oolite novellas: Status quo, Mutabilis, Incursio & Finis and the E: D novel Reclamation - somewhat scrambled right after Dark Wheel.
8) "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!" was No 99.