Encoding and Decoding Example

On the Encoding Method page I have replaced what was there with the first example of encoding and decoding.

This is Aldebaran, the label by the large star in the upper left pie slice of f68r3. Both encoding and decoding use the same letter table, with encoding taking place horizontally, and decoding vertically.

At the moment I have six other labels from f68r3 that encode and decode the same way.

There are still problems, such as there is no way of distinguishing which of the three letter value sets is used for a particular label other than trial and error. Also the problem of converting from Voynich letters to English letters. But I’m working on them.

Thoughts and comments requested.

New Page Added

I have added as a separate page above the encoding/decoding method of the VMs.

A number of people expressed difficulty understanding it, so I have laid it out in as simple and direct a fashion as I can.

Noting continued difficulty, I have modified both pages to add information that will hopefully be useful in understanding.

I realized I used an older version of the method, so updated the page and added a file showing the encoding and decoding of the word THE in the text of f68r1.

Comments and questions welcome.

Does This Look Like Voynichese?

Hoax 01

I wrote this using my “workaround” method, which lays out the text and lets the researcher change letter values at will to look for sensible text. It does not require the usage of the encoding/decoding method.

The letter values are “Set 4”, used in the paragraph text. Sets 1 – 3 are used in the labels.

Here is the text in the workaround format:

Hoax 02


I would be very interested in hearing what others think. Thank you.

Label Encoding Method Update

The other day I discovered a mistake that prevented the smooth encoding of labels from the Astro section– I had transposed two letters in the Latin letter frequency arrangement. Once that was fixed in the encoding rectangles, many of the problems disappeared.

There are three sets of letter values as reported by other researchers, and three encoding rectangles. Not all of the values have been determined.

I have uploaded the modified method file to the MediaFire folder (link to the side).

Of the 22 encoded labels presented, only five have a misplaced letter error, for a success rate of ~80%.