## Knights Templar Decoder

## Knights Templar Encoder

## Answers to Questions

### How to encrypt using Knights Templar cipher?

Encryption uses 25 symbols to represent the letters of the alphabet (The letter J is missing and replaced by a I). The symbols used by the **templar** alphabet are pieces of the Maltese Cross.

Example: ASSASSIN is written

### How to decrypt using Knights Templar cipher?

**Templar** decryption requires converting each symbol to their corresponding letter.

Example: is decrypted TEMPLE

### How to recognize Templars ciphertext?

The ciphered message is made from symbols with angles, triangles, with at most one dot per symbol.

The message has at most 25 distinct characters.

Any reference to the Knights **Templars** or Solomon's Militia (with a reputation of killers/assassins) is a clue.

### What are the variants of the Templars cipher?

The Pig-Pen Cipher is similar

### Why is the J letter missing?

The letter J did not exist when encryption was invented, it was a graphic variant of the letter I, and the J only appeared around the 16th century.

### When Templars Cipher have been invented?

12th century

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