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Method Paper Available.

Gerard Cheshire

Dear Text Encoding Initiative Consortium,

Following the publication of the peer-reviewed paper The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained, in the journal Romance Studies, many scholars have requested a method paper of instruction in order to participate in translating the entire manuscript.

Thus, a free method paper is know available to download from the LingBuzz website, titled The Algorithmic Method for Translating MS408 (Voynich)

The manuscript originates from Castello Aragonese, Ischia, Italy, c. 1444, and was written as an aid mémoire for Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon. It uses a previously unknown writing system and alphabet, and it is written in a lost language known as proto-Romance. 

It is only indirectly related to TEI interests perhaps, but it does use new letter symbols that will require encoding as a new font in due course. 

Kindest regards,

Dr. Gerard Cheshire.

Research Associate.