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Re: VMs: Folio and Quire numbers
Dennis tsalagi@xxxxxxxx wrote
Sent: 01 April 2004 05:21
> But seriously now.
> > O M4NE S7GA L8LI A D82I 3VI S9A E ST6I
> > NP8A RTI 5BU ST8RE S...
> > A reader familiar with Latin would have no problem
> > removing the nulls and redividing the words
> > correctly.
> > The comment about "word ending rules" was just a way
> > to account for the fact some letters are more common
> > as finals than others. There is no requirement that
> > the rules be absolute; they could just be
> > suggestions, often but not always followed.
> This sounds interesting. Can you account for the
> line-initial and -final effects? That's one thing
> Gordon Rugg's hypothesis that I like: it can.
I personally can see that in this scheme it would be fairly straightforward
to do that.
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