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T9 (Text Message)

Tool to decrypt/encrypt with T9 mode for SMS messages on mobile phone. T9 (Text on 9 keys) is a predictive text method based on a dictionary, used in mobile phones to type text on a keyboard with only numeric keys

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T9 (Text Message)

T9 Decoder/Phonewords Finder

T9 vs Multitap Confusion

T9 mode should not be confused with Multitap ABC mode. 'DCODE' is written as '32633' in T9 but '3222666333' in Multitap.






T9 Encoder




Textonym list



Answers to Questions (FAQ)

How to encrypt using T9 cipher?

T9 encryption replaces a letter by the corresponding key code on a mobile phone keypad (compatible with Text on 9 keys).

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Example: DCODE becomes 32633

Do not confuse the T9 with the multi-tap code (successively press the keys until you get the correct letter)

How to decrypt T9 cipher?

The decryption of the T9 is normally based on a dictionary where all the words have been previously encoded.

It is normally impossible to write a word that does not exist but the dCode T9 translator in brute-force mode will test all the possibilities of words.

Example: 22 = AA,AB,AC,BA,BB,BC,CA,CB,CC

This functionality allows creating or remembering phonewords for phone numbers avoiding digits 0 and 1.

How to recognize T9 ciphertext?

The ciphered message is made of digits, if there are 1 or 0, these digits can only code spaces or punctuation.

What are the variants of the T9 cipher?

Mobile phones have other typing techniques (not predictive), such as Multi-tap code (ABC mode). With the same keyboard, DCODE is written 3222666333.

The T9 has proprietary versions like the XT9, the LetterWise ou the WordWise.

What is a Textonym?

A textonym is the name given to each word written in the same manner in T9. Textonym list

Example: COOL = 2665 = BOOK

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When T9 was invented?

Patent is from 1985. The T9 was popularized with SMS texting on the first old compatible GSM phones (late 90s, early 2000), but today, with smartphones/iphones and their tactile interfaces and their complete keyboard, the T9 is disappearing but it can still be used to easily code secret messages.

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