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If, on the basis of a frequency count, the cryptoanalyst can decipher the nine most common letters e, t, a, o, n, i, r, s, and h, respectively, he has generally broken 70 percent of the cipher. The most modem of code-cracking techniques is based on the ageold method of frequency analysis. Frequency analysis also applies to the positions of letters within words and to combinations of letters. For example, the first letter of more than half of all English words comes from the five-letter group t, a, o, s, and w.

Alberti's system makes use of the following table. Above the table are uppercase letters known as key letters, which identify the cipher alphabets in the table. To the left of the table are plaintext letters, also in upper case. IU x I y y z y z d d My Y y z 7aM b. o ni p u b e r d o ,t I x. f y I I IC v wx v y MyC, I b 8 d , h d f x d Y y / f Ip F g h i i k k I I m1 I h a h b . f9 f g i k 9 op "Pl P P q r4 qr r U n n It P 4 I u uI\ p p k I I m I m n m n 11 r CI r g j p jk k I mn ne d g gh hi I C i 7 7 I uv I W !