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.
(or pick one of the preset shapes below)
Selected: (this needs to be the same as the number of characters)
|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: