Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 06:38:00 EST
> At this point, I'm a bit puzzled about the circumstances in which an
> alphabet is a cipher of another, and when it isn't. In an offlist
> conversation, you, I, and others seemed to arrive at the consensus that
> the Theban "magickal script" was a cipher of Latin. And many years ago,
> you raised the question of whether Etruscan was a ciper of either Latin
> or Greek (as we both know now, it isn't). I assumed that the criteria
> were (1) the scripts can be used interchangeably to write a single
> language, and (2) there is a one-to-one correspondence between their glyphs.
That can be easily disproven as a definition of a cipher by creating a cipher
which doesn't match those two criteria.
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