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I am writing a game for a relative to generate cryptograms.

Use List::Util::shuffle for the key generation. It's not bad to map letters in the clear text to the same letter in the cypher text - as long as it's not more often than the statistical average.

Actually the Enigma forbade that, which was one of the reasons why it could be broken during the second world war.

BTW a common scheme for generating a key was to take a word, remove all duplicate characters, and fill the rest of the alphabet from the back:

key: LimbicRegion removed duplicates: limbcregon filled with the rest of the alphabet: limbcregonzyxwvutsrqpkjhfdcba

But that's not very secure, and mostly of historical interest ;-)


In reply to Re^4: Random Derangement Of An Array (rotate) by moritz
in thread Random Derangement Of An Array by Limbic~Region

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