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‘,.pyf versus h.soav (Posted on 2005-01-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Can you decipher the following messages? They don't necessarily use the same coding pattern.

1) irrew frg xprt. mf ucpoy jre.
2) uodakw tsf ioaivdh mt skjdo ishd

Once you’ve deciphered them, can you figure out the complete coding patterns? What is going on here? Can you now encode the following words using the corresponding coding patterns?

1) wax
2) zip

  Submitted by nikki    
Rating: 3.5000 (4 votes)
Solution: (Hide)
The answers are:

good, you broke my first code
great, you cracked my other code

The coding methods involved the QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard arrangements.

The first was typed by a QWERTY typist who was accidentally using a Dvorak keyboard.

The second was typed by a Dvorak typist who was accidentally using a QWERTY keyboard.

So wax becomes ,aq
And zip becomes /gr

And the title says "qwerty versus dvorak" in the respective codes.

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  Subject Author Date
answerK Sengupta2008-01-26 05:01:44
re(2): A handicap (spoilers)nealo2005-01-30 07:53:26
Some Thoughtsre: A handicap (spoilers)nealo2005-01-30 07:49:26
re(2): A handicap (spoilers)Hugo2005-01-26 15:06:45
Some Thoughtsre: Half a solutionOld Original Oskar!2005-01-25 14:32:03
re: A handicap (spoilers)nikki2005-01-25 12:57:02
A handicapHugo2005-01-25 07:34:20
re(2): I finally got thereHugo2005-01-24 15:56:17
re: I finally got therenikki2005-01-24 13:34:29
I finally got thereHugo2005-01-22 14:32:15
re: Half a solutionLeming2005-01-21 19:30:19
SolutionHalf a solutionOld Original Oskar!2005-01-21 19:12:42
SolutionHalf a solutionOld Original Oskar!2005-01-21 19:12:34
First thoughtsHugo2005-01-21 18:16:58
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