Frequency Analysis

One way to tell if you have a "transposition" style of cipher instead of an encrypting method is to perform a letter frequency analysis on the ciphertext. In English, you will have certain letters (E, T) show up more than others (Q, Z). To use this tool, just copy your text into the top box and a chart showing letter frequency will be generated in the bottom. If you want to see a demo, I can type in some sample text for you.

Update: Fixed the display of the kappa-plaintext value. Before, it would show 0.665 and now it properly shows 0.0665. Incidentally, that's the approximate value for English text.

The text to analyze:

Result:

A Sundae was invented by a Wisconsin store owner in Two Rivers on a Sunday in 1878. Running short on ice cream, he added a sauce to stretch the day's supply. It was originally called a Sunday, but the name was changed to please religious figures. Tyler Akins <>
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