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(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.


little guru

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