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Cryptogram Checker/Creator

Posted: 11:00AM May 2, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

Don't you hate trying to solve all of those cryptography teasers when you are reviewing or editing? I know I do. That's why I created the Cryptogram Checker/Creator tool. You plug in the body of the teaser and the given code, and it gives you the decrypted text. If it's wrong, the author needs to change it. (Just remember that the order of the code may be reversed to how you think it should work.)

The will also help people create cryptography teasers. The fill in the sentence and the code, and out will come a verifiable encryption.

This tool was written independently of Braingle, so if there is a problem with it, contact me, don't go bugging the editors or Jake.


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Posted: 11:55AM May 2, 2006
brainsterAin
Posts: 16362

Wow, this is going to be very helpful while reviewing! Thanks, Phrebh!

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Posted: 08:57PM May 2, 2006
wizofaus*au
Posts: 4722

More interesting...and far more challenging...would be to write an automatic solver. Or have you already, Phrebh?
Posted: 09:18AM May 3, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

What's the point? There's tons of them available for free.

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Posted: 04:13PM May 3, 2006
wizofaus*au
Posts: 4722

Ah...well...I suppose there would be. But then again, wouldn't there already be tons of encoders available for free, too?
Posted: 04:19PM May 3, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

Not that let you choose the code. Anyway, the tool is more for checking than creating. You can use a replace command (carefully) in any text editor to create them.

Never send a linguist to do a physicist's work.
Posted: 09:33PM May 3, 2006
chidam11*in
Posts: 2227

Phrebh wrote:
Anyway, the tool is more for checking than creating.


I did submit a teaser using your creator yesterday. Thanks, Phrebh.
Posted: 12:47AM Jul 20, 2006
Psychic_MasterAnz
Posts: 9625

chidam11 wrote:
Phrebh wrote:
Anyway, the tool is more for checking than creating.


I did submit a teaser using your creator yesterday. Thanks, Phrebh.


I have created teasers using your programme too, phrebh. It's really useful!


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Posted: 02:32PM Jul 21, 2006
Shawnheyhey123Aus
Posts: 2230

That is so cool phrebh!!!!

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 09:10PM Jul 28, 2006
akl21Aus
Posts: 4928

Thanks, that's awesome! I'm a reviewer, but I'm really not a big fan of crypography teasers, so maybe this'll help! =)

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Posted: 09:34PM Aug 10, 2006
mik512Adk
Posts: 3363

Prebh I just have one measly sentince for you, YOU ROCK!

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Posted: 08:09AM Aug 14, 2006
Question_MarkAsx
Posts: 2976

I use the Crypto solver, but whenever I type something in Q and translate it, the letter in Q always dissapears.

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Posted: 09:21AM Aug 14, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

That has been fixed. Thanks!

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Posted: 11:37AM Aug 14, 2006
mik512Adk
Posts: 3363

Prebh, you should talk to jake about letting him use your cripto thingie. it would help when we check/make crypto teasers!

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Posted: 11:57PM Aug 14, 2006
DevilBunnyAus
Posts: 46

I love the crypto checker!

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Posted: 11:19PM Aug 17, 2006
Crazycriely*
Posts: 2702

is there anyway numbers and or shapes/symbols could be used instead of just other letters?
Posted: 07:44AM Aug 18, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

Yes, but I'm not going to be doing that. The tool is designed for classic cryptograms. Straight letter substitution only.

Never send a linguist to do a physicist's work.
Posted: 12:26PM Sep 5, 2006
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

I fixed the code so that it no longer puts in backslashes when you use quotation marks or apostrophes.

Never send a linguist to do a physicist's work.
Posted: 07:58PM Jun 30, 2007
coolcow35Aus
Posts: 2246

Great tool phrebh! You are a genius!
Posted: 05:12PM Sep 14, 2007
phrebh*us
Posts: 1870

I've updated the tool so that you don't have to type each item of the key if you are checking a teaser, you can just copy the key from the teaser.

It will also tell you if some of the key items aren't used.


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