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Dancing Men Cipher

Tool to decrypt/encrypt dancing men code automatically. The dancing men is the name given to a cipher used in the Sherlock Holmes book of the same name. It is a monoalphabetic substitution cipher using little men displayed with legs and arms dancing.

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# Dancing Men Cipher

## Dancing Men Encoder

Tool to decrypt/encrypt dancing men code automatically. The dancing men is the name given to a cipher used in the Sherlock Holmes book of the same name. It is a monoalphabetic substitution cipher using little men displayed with legs and arms dancing.

### How to encrypt using Dancing Men cipher?

Encryption uses a simple subtitution of one letter with a dancing man. To each letter corresponds a symbol.

### How to decrypt Dancing Men cipher?

Decryption is a simple substitution of a dancing man with a letter.

Example: Some men have a flag or a hat, some cryptologist ignores that, and some use it to indicate uppercase or to indicate the end of a word.

### Why is there 2 alphabets?

The original edition (the one used by dCode to crypt) is the most known. Another can be found on Internet, no source about it, dCode can decrypt it but one should avoid it.

### How to recognize Dancing Men ciphertext?

The ciphered message is constituted of cryptograms with men dancing or moving and having specific positions of legs and arms.

### What are the variants of the Dancing Men cipher?

The presence or not of a flag or a round hat is the only known variant.

### When Dancing Men have been invented?

The book has been published in 1903.