Transposition Cipher Solver

This is a tool for cracking Transposition Ciphers where the shape/route is unknown. After entering the chiper text in the box below, diffrent shapes can be drawn and tested until the correct one is found. On the right, the cipher text is shown arraged in the shape.

Cipher Text:

Remove spaces
Reverse text

Character count:

Draw the shape

(or pick one of the preset shapes below)

Selected: (this needs to be the same as the number of characters)

Common Shapes

Triangles (equal, point up) Triangles (wide, point up) Triangles (equal, point down) Triangles (wide, point down) Diamonds Hexagons



Left-right Top-bottom Parallel horizontal lines Parallel vertical lines Spiral (clockwise) Spiral (anti-clockwise)




Parallel horizontal lines:

Parallel vertical lines:

Spiral (clockwise):

Spiral (anti-clockwise):