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Re: VMs: Della Porta and the gallows
Thank you for pointing to the page "Cryptography in Images".
It is amusing to see the Vigenere table in Johannes Trithemius
"Polygraphiae libri sex", of 1518, which predates
Blaise de Vigenère (1523-1596)
At 02:45 PM 1/18/2004, you wrote:
>If you go down the page to the Della Porta illustration and turn your head
>left 90 degrees and look at the picture you can plainly see the left hand
>side of a gallows character in several places. Also to the right of the z in
>the second plaintext column (head right way up this time) we can see the
>beginnings of the c in the ch EVA pair.
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