# What does this say? (I want to see how easy/difficult this code is) [closed]

I made a code and I want to test out the difficulty, so can anyone figure out what this says?

.1852132114 51415 775 14920 18582015 18582095 11149820 5255 .191852020512 2018158 18522518156 412158 5255

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• no clues or any hints? – Mekalikot Nov 9 '15 at 0:27
• Regarding how difficult it is, I don't really know anything about codebreaking, but I'm looking at it and immediately seeing: "5255" twice, four strings that start with "185", and two periods and no other special characters, possibly indicating the end of a sentence (and given their position, that the message has been reversed) – question_asker Nov 10 '15 at 12:32
• @Mekalikot Nope – Insidious Nov 10 '15 at 15:28
• @question_asker It has been reversed ^_^ – Insidious Nov 10 '15 at 15:29
• I didn't put an answer in because the question doesn't interest me a ton, but it is based on turning letters into numbers, where A = 1 and Z = 26, then backwards (based on where the periods are). 5255 = "eye" (5,25,5) and 1852132114 = "number" (14,21,13,2,5,18). I didn't go further than that. – Daphne B Nov 10 '15 at 18:00

What I have here still sounds a little jumbled, so it's possible that there's a mistake or two in there, but I think a couple of the commenters had the right idea.

If you split up each number correctly, then as Daphne B says in the comments, you just map A to 1, B to 2 and so on. Split the numbers like so:

18-5-2-13-21-14 5-14-15 7-7-5 14-9-20 18-5-8-20-15 18-5-8-20-9-5 11-14-9-8-20 5-25-5 .19-18-5-20-20-5-12 20-18-1-5-8 18-5-22-5-18-15-6 4-12-15-8 5-25-5

and convert to letters.

.REBMUN ENO GGE NIT REHTO REHTIE KNIHT EYE .SRETTEL TRAEH REVEROF DLOH EYE

As question_asker posited, it looks like the message is reversed, so reverse it back and you get

EYE HOLD FOREVER HEART LETTERS. EYE THINK EITHER OTHER TIN EGG ONE NUMBER.

or in more readable terms, "I hold forever heart letters. I think either other tin egg one number"
It's entirely possible that I screwed up decoding part of it; in particular the final message stops making sense after "either."

• You're nearly there :) There's just one more step. – Insidious Nov 11 '15 at 20:24
• I think it should be "I hold forever love letters" – Mekalikot Nov 12 '15 at 0:07
• @Mekalikot That'd make sense as a next step, certainly – Dennis Meng Nov 12 '15 at 2:15
• @Mekalikot Kind of getting there a bit more – Insidious Nov 15 '15 at 12:30