Tool to convert letters to numbers and vice versa. The Letter-to-Number Cipher (or Number-to-Letter Cipher) consists in replacing each letter by its position in the alphabet, for example A=1, B=2, Z=26, hence its over name A1Z26.

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Tag(s) : Substitution Cipher

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Tool to convert letters to numbers and vice versa. The Letter-to-Number Cipher (or Number-to-Letter Cipher) consists in replacing each letter by its position in the alphabet, for example A=1, B=2, Z=26, hence its over name A1Z26.

**A1Z26** encryption requires to count the positions/ranks of letters in the alphabet. If it is the Latin alphabet of 26 characters here is the correspondence table letter ↔ number/value:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 |

Replace each letter with its **position in the alphabet** (A = 1, B = 2, ... Z = 26)

__Example:__ DCODE is encrypted 4-3-15-4-5 by **alphanumeric substitution**

Often the space character is also encoded with the number 0

Decryption requires taking each number and replace it with the letter of same **position in the alphabet**: 1 = A, 2 = B, ... 26 = Z

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 |

__Example:__ 1.12.16.8.1.2.5.20 gives ALPHABET

The crypted message is made of numbers between 1 and 26, sometimes the number 0 is used to code a space.

The digit 5 for E is supposed to appear regularly for an english text.

This encryption is sometimes called *alphanumeric code*.

Shift of numbers: the alphabet can start with A = 0 or A = 1, but also A = 65 or A = 97 (ASCII code).

Use of a supplementary character for space (usually 0 or 27)

Use of leading zeros to be able to concatenate numbers AB = 0102, else AB = 12 and 12 = L.

Use of a custom alphabet, or reversed alphabet (A=26, Z=1)

Use of modulo 26 in order to get 1=A,2=B,...26=Z then 27=A, 28=B etc.

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