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Re: VMs: A very important discovery!!


 Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 23:01:48 -0600 (MDT)
 From: Koontz John E <John.Koontz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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 Subject: Re: VMs: A very important discovery!!
 On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Jose Rodriguez wrote:
 >    This last Saturday I was comparing different texts
 > to the VMS. By chance, I was investigating the
 > functions of a text editor called Editplus®_v2.11. I
 > found a function that would sort the text by the fist
 > word of each line.
 What bothers me about suggestions that gallows characters (EVA tkpf) in
 certain positions in a line or on a page mark key sequences, is that
 actually gallows characters seem to be fairly well distributed within
 lines and pages.  I think it's true that they are a bit more common nearer
 the front of a word, wherever that word occurs, but that's about it, as
 far as I can see.  Ridderstad takes a slightly different position by
 simply saying that wherever they occur they select a coding table till the
 next one appears, so that it doesn't matter to her where they occur.

Using the FOLDing key (or folding your key piece of paper) you have 
BOTH A-Z and 1-9 on both side of the #### areas. Having sampled 
scribed it myself, it is many times easier (esp. changing to numbers 
from alpha _char_ ) to just insert the gallows MID.Word. 

reason being, if you know ahead of time you going to start 
spouting/listing numerals, you can use a c_gallows_c flip over key as 
a type of heads up.. (pay attention).. here (to yourself or future 
decoder).. YOU Don't lose a single key stroke, but have at this point 
~switched your KEY~ 

in the above case.. the vms should decode with many (see mid.word 
c_gallows_c in ms) "numbers" etc.. 

finally (just being 1 of 12 here (sorry)), the actual distribution of 
gallows (as it's random) is really just up to the scriber. i think i 
sense less ~flipping~ near the end pages. 

hope that helps all
steve (flip.flop = mirror :-)) ekwall

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