About the transcriptions

There have been numerous transcriptions of the Voynich over the years in an attempt to create a ‘readable’ format for processing the Voynich text. Unfortunately, most are incomplete. Worse yet, they’re all inaccurate. The two complete transcriptions are by Takeshi Takahashi and Friedman’s first study group. Our database contains both of these transcriptions, and because of their completeness, these two transcriptions are used extensively for processing Voynich data. The results you’ll get from each of these transcriptions could be vastly different. For example, when looking at the most common word in the Voynich Manuscript, daiin, the Friedman transcription finds 120 more occurrences of this word than the Takeshi transcription.

Therefore, as with anything related to the Voynich, be skeptical of the results.

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