Caesar Shift Cipher
Volumes: String Tricks
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Cryptography is one of most interesting branches of programming. Studying its algorithms is usually started with the simple method named after famous Roman imperor Julius Caesar who used it for communicating his military secrets (and perhaps for love letters to Cleopatra).
We will practice in deciphering an encrypted messages in this problem.
The idea of the algorithm is simple. Each letter of the original text is substituted by another, by the following rule:
Kpositions further (down the alphabet);
For example, if
K = 3 (shift value used by Caesar himself), then
C and so on, according to the following table:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A B C
So if the source message was VENI VIDI VICI then after encoding it becomes YHQL YLGL YLFL.
On the other hand encrypted message should be "shifted back" to decode it - or shifted by
26 - K which is the same.
So if we have encoded message HYHQ BRX EUXWXV, we can apply shift of
26 - K = 26 - 3 = 23 and find the original
text to be EVEN YOU BRUTUS.
Input data will contain two integers - the number of lines of encrypted text and the value of
The following lines will contain encrypted text, consisting of capital latin letters
A ... Z, each line is
terminated with a dot
. which should not be decoded.
Answer should contain the decrypted message (in a single line, no line splitting is needed).
input data: 2 3 YHQL YLGL YLFL. HYHQ BRX EUXWXV. answer: VENI VIDI VICI. EVEN YOU BRUTUS.