Rail Fence

A mildly complicated one where you align letters on different rows and then squish the letters together in order to create your ciphertext.

When you rearrange your text in a "wave" sort of pattern (down, down, up, up, down, down, etc.), it is called a rail fence. Take the text "WAFFLES FOR BREAKFAST" and arrange them in waves like the diagram below. Note that spaces are removed.

W       O       A
 A     F R     F S
  F   S   B   K   T
   F E     R A
    L       E

Next, squish together the lines. I added a space between each of the condensed lines.


When you use this cipher tool, the original spaces and punctuation are preserved. Only letters are shuffled and everything else will remain where it was.


  • - This is the reversed form of the morse code message "ETUNIASEGSMTEVNAULIOELL".