Links and Resources
The Book of Woo Itself
- The original strip: http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/07/29/0500-the-book-of-woo/
- Larger versions of the individual pages:
- A follow up post by novil: http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/07/21/the-book-of-woo-revisited/
To date, pretty much all discussion regarding the decrypting efforts have taken place in the comment thread for the original comic post (http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2013/07/29/0500-the-book-of-woo/).
- Cipher Tools -- A web-based collection of cipher encoding/decoding utilities for a variety of known ciphers, as well as a couple of related analysis/manipulation tools.
- Jamie has also created a Cypher Replacement Tool (Windows EXE), which can be used to play around with different character substitutions.
Data Analysis Tools
- IPython is an interactive environment with a wide array of tools for coding, data manipulation, and visualization used by many in the academic and research communities (in particular, check out the IPython Notebook functionality).
- Plotly is a web-based (free) tool for quickly creating full-featured and interactive graphs and visualizations from almost any data.
- Character and word counter with frequency statistics calculator
- Foogod has created the WooGlyphSans OpenType font for rendering Book of Woo symbols. (It uses the same character mapping used by the Foogod transliteration.)
In Other Media
- http://www.ciphermysteries.com/2013/07/29/sandra-and-woo-do-the-voynich-the-book-of-woo - Some initial observations on the cipher by Nick Pelling, a cipher enthusiast, blogger and author of a book on the Voynich manuscript
- http://scienceblogs.de/klausis-krypto-kolumne/2013/08/11/verschlusselungsratsel-als-kunst-das-buch-des-woo/ - Report in German on the cipher by Klaus Schmeh, a cipher enthusiast, blogger and author of several books on ciphers
- Extensive section in a great book by Craig Bauer