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Re: The Royal Cipher

On Jul 5, 22:47, Dennis wrote:

> Subject: The Royal Cipher
> 	Both Singh and Kahn note that Louis XIV's Royal Cipher 
> (probably more correctly nomenclator) enciphers *syllables*, 
> rather than single letters (phonemes, etc.).  
> 	Can anybody point me to a copy of the Royal Cipher?

I've never seen one.  Look at Kahn's reference list.  Etienne
Bazeries is the name that springs to mind as the person who
wrote some papers about it in the 1880s or so.  Seen one
nomenclator, seen them all, is what I say.

Jim Reeds, AT&T Labs - Research
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