Mystery print drum
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Aug 3 22:53:57 CDT 2010
On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Does no one here do the daily Cryptoquote in the newspaper?
> If you do, you already realize that, regardless of the Linotype
> keyboard, letter frequency in English is highly variable, depending
> on the sample used. About all that can be said is that E is the most
> frequently-occurring letter in the English language. After that, the
> also-ran slots are up for grabs. See, for example:
> So it's quite likely that the positions on the print drum were
> determined by an independent analysis of a sample text.
That's why I said "most common sequence"
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