Cyphers & Encryption - Rot13 Cypher

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Introduction:

This page allows you to encode and decode text that has been encrypted with the 'Rot 13' cypher. In modern times this does not provide the security of commercial systems like RSA or DES, but was commonly used in ancient times, and is still fun today.
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Caveats:

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Definitions:

Offset
The difference in position between each encrypted and un-encrypted character.
Rot
Short for 'Rotation'; referring to the fact that in the classical implementation of this cypher, the alphabet can be written in a circle, and larger numbers that would otherwise be beyond the end of the alphabet move round to the start of the alphabet.

Formulae:

Instructions

  1. Type, or Copy-and-Paste the text to be encrypted / decrypted where indicated.
  2. Click the 'Encrypt/Decrypt' button below the input field.
  3. The encrypted text will be displayed below.
  4. To do further encryptions / decryptions simply change the text in the input field, and then click the 'Encrypt/Decrypt' button again.
Enter text to be encrypted here:
Encrypted Text:

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