Here is one for some of you to try.
impossible is right.
It is the alphabet.
Hi Karl, can you provide more detail? Is it anything to do with that amazing book in the Yale library?
this is called the dorabella. its impossible to solve and has been that way for over a hundred years. the man created this cipher sent it to some girl in a letter form and it has been unsolved since.
I see (behind the scenes) that a 123_tai_mai_shu has recognised that this is the Dorabella Cipher. There’s a Wiki on it. I hadn’t heard of it before.
It was written by Edward Elgar to a friend of his, a Miss Dora Penny. Dora claimed that she doesn’t know what it means.
A very likely solution is here: http://unsolvedproblems.org/S12x.pdf
Read it all before dismissing it.
Well, I was way off the mark there. I had guessed the 24 letters and assumed it was the latin alphabet (no J or W) and was working on it from there!
However, Chris’s likely solution – I’m not keen on
The correct solution can be found here -
in the cipher when it says that it deletes all repeated letters then works it way backwards makes no sense, theres pleny of repeated letters not deleted, it seems as if he just arbitrarily chose letters to not include in words that you could still figure out even if you took some letters out.
After a lot of wasted time –
Ego fides ut vos vadum intellectum meus causa pro specialis scriptor vobis commodo matrimonium vestris mi
It’s a proposal of marriage….
How did you get that Karl?!