So been a while since I’ve been here but thanks to a TV show I might be on to something.
Basically in the show they used the book Moby Dick to relay messages to each other, over radio, without the enemy understanding what was said.
Now it got me thinking about books that have been mentioned on here. Mainly Dante’s Devine Comedy.
Well when I looked for the book I realised it’s only 1 part of 3 thats mentioned, mainly Inferno.
Now don’t know if this is coincidence or not but the Italian name of the first Chapter is.
Devina Commedia Inferno
Which happens to have 21 letters.
Now back to the main idea, what if the book was used to send a message, written in Italian/English, converted to numbers to denote paragraphs/words.( the book is written in paragraphs each with their own Number.) and then transferred to HEX to be sent?
Just an idea.
We've looked into book ciphers before. The problem with book ciphers is getting numbers that look like they are randomly spread over the entire range of numbers that can be represented by a byte (0-255 in decimal, or 00-ff in hex). We can't distinguish the frequency distribution of the HALOS file hex code from that of a random one.
Inferno is divided into 34 Cantos, which have between 115 and 157 lines. A problem we face with the English translation of La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, is that several different translations exist.