From the article:
- (Decipherment) Is usually considered the second step in comprehension after cryptanalysis
That's odd, because as I understand it some degree of comprehension is usually needed in cryptanalysis, as otherwise a false decrypt is hard to discern from plaintext - can you explain? -- The Anome
Hmm, let me think about it..
VERY good question.
I don't think the dead sea scrolls count under 'decipherment'. Conservation, transcription, translation, yes, but there were no particular problems reading the texts, since they were all in well-known script. --MichaelTinkler