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About the Cipher
Masonic cipher or cypher is also known as pigpen cipher and was used frequently not only by the freemasons but by individuals all around the world. Famously used to deliver messages during various 18th century conflicts, it is still effective for messages that are short enough. While some believe it to be secret, it is not. Masonic/Pigpen cipher is taught to children in schools around the world and has fallen into common use as a children's riddle. This particular tool uses the configure as shown below. Various concordant bodies within freemasonry such as the york and scottish rite, still teach it but use a variety of configurations relating to the arrangement of the symbols. Not being a member of anything other than the bue lodge, this designer of this page is not privy to those configuration, nor would he disclose them if he was.
Cipher Alphabet - Simple Substitution (Blank Key)
Define a Key
Type in a short encryption key and then take another look at the encrypted alphabet above and how the key is implemented should become apparent. Note that duplicate characters are dropped from the key. So in essense an encryption key of "freemason" would be the same as an encryption key of "fremason".
Encrypt a Message
Encrypt A Message
Arrangement used by this tool
None of the information contained on this page is considered "secret" by UGLE, GLCA or any other masonic jurisdication that we are aware of. It is also known as "pigpen cipher" and is taught to children in most schools.
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