Tabula recta

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Tabula recta

In cryptography, the tabula recta is a square table of alphabets, each one made by shifting the previous one to the left. The term was invented by Johannes Trithemius in 1518.

Trithemius used the tabula recta to define a polyalphabetic cipher which was equivalent to Leon Battista Alberti's cipher disk. The tabula recta is often referred to in discussing pre-computer ciphers, including the Vigenère cipher and Blaise de Vigenère's less well-known (but much stronger) autokey cipher. All polyalphabetic ciphers based on Caesar ciphers can be described in terms of the tabula recta.


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