No evidence, within the SCA archives or elswhere supports the use of this cipher, by either party, during the years of the Civil War (1860-1865). It is included here, only as an exercise and example of the evolution of the cipher and text encryption by substitution.

One of the earliest descriptions of text encryption by substitution appears in the "Kama-sutra", a text written in the 4th century AD by the Brahmin scholar Vatsyayana, but based on manuscripts dating back to the 4th century BC. The Kama-sutra recommends that women should study 64 arts, including cooking, dressing, massage and the preparation of perfumes. The list also includes some less obvious arts, including conjuring, chess, bookbinding and carpentry. Number 45 on the list is mlecchita-vikalpa, the art of secret writing, advocated in order to help women conceal the details of their liaisons. One of the recommended techniques involves randomly pairing letters of the alphabet, and then substituting each letter in the original message with its partner.

Type your message into the box labelled 'Plain Text', then click on the 'Encipher Plain Text' button to encrypt your message.
Use FAST ENCRIPTION to cipher entire message
Use SLOW ENCRIPTION for letter by letter ciphering.
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