OT But Interesting

OT But Interesting

Post by Speaker to Anima » Mon, 09 Oct 2000 11:46:09

Sorry for this OT post but I am desperate.
I thought about posting this qestion in a crypto group,
but, they are not all that likely to have seen the data I need.
Several years ago Popular Communications had an article on a
weird medieval manuscript that had "text" in a language and script
that was unknown. And the plqnts, while similar to real European
plants, where also unknown. It was not an April Fools joke, and a
friend just mentioned that he studiied it in Linguistics over 40
years ago.
I lost my copy when we moved from Central Kentucky last summer.
We are both interested and are trying to track this down.
I tried to contact the fine people at Popular Communication but could
nto get anyone there to understand what I wanted. After all, it is not
an article about anything directly or even remotely about radio.
But a lot of you guys (and gals) have mentioned PC, so I thought it
worth the effort. If this fails I will have to find a public library
and see if I can find it by a manual search.
The date of the issue would realy help, and I think the manuscript
has a name.
And to any and all who fume at this OT post, I am sorry and it
will not happen (from me at elast) again. So lets not add to the
ground clutter with flames.
 
 
 

OT But Interesting

Post by best_before_'8 » Mon, 09 Oct 2000 14:05:15



> Sorry for this OT post but I am desperate.
> I thought about posting this qestion in a crypto group,
> but, they are not all that likely to have seen the data I need.
> Several years ago Popular Communications had an article on a
> weird medieval manuscript that had "text" in a language and script
> that was unknown. And the plqnts, while similar to real European
> plants, where also unknown.

I think you mean the Voynich Manuscript. A quick search on AltaVista
should turn up something

mike

 
 
 

OT But Interesting

Post by Speaker to Anima » Mon, 09 Oct 2000 04:00:00




>snip<
>I think you mean the Voynich Manuscript. A quick search on AltaVista
>should turn up something

>mike

Thank You!
That is what I am looking for.
I have wondered for the last decade if it was all a joke,
but kept thinking that someone went to a whole lot of trouble
for a hoax.
And it is online, so I do not have even track down the orignal
Popular Communication.
Again thanks, every now and then my faith in my fellow man droops,
but then I run into someone who takes the time to help and it
really brightens my day.
Good scanning!
Oh, and I am into SWL/scanning/hamradio and Low Earth Orbit Wx sats.