Today I found something quite interesting in my email. An xml file with this puzzle:

-|- |-| 0_ |\/| 0 0 |\| | § |_ | -|-

Can you solve it for me?


2 Answers 2


is it...

The Moon Is Lit


the symbols look like letters
-|- is t
|-| is H
0_ is e
|\/| is M
0 is O
|\| is n
| is I
§ is S
|_ is L

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    $\begingroup$ meh. beat me to it by a second. Albeit, the symbols used for the E are questionable, so I wonder if there's more to this.. $\endgroup$
    – rm-vanda
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 16:25
  • $\begingroup$ Same, just beat me to it...I was thinking that could be a lower case e...but not the best $\endgroup$
    – curtisk
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 16:27
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(vg'f gur fznyy r cebqhprq ol n pvepyr naq n yvar: 0_ ) $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 16:28

“tHe MOON IS LIt” written in l33+ speak, the computer text language where letters are replaced by numbers, symbols, and combinations of characters which form a resemblance to the shape of the letters. There might be a wiki page about it, try https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

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    $\begingroup$ Well I tried to answer first but came in second. I like my spelling anyway. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 30, 2018 at 5:16

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