A Challenging Comic – Solution
└ posted on Tuesday, 3 January 2012, by Novil
The following codes were used for the text in the word bubbles:
- 1st word bubble: See the crossword puzzle.
- 2nd word bubble: The text was translated to Bahasa Indonesia, a Malay language.
- 3rd word bubble: The gray values of the little squares corresponded with the ASCII number of the letter. Example: RGB value [95, 95, 95] –> ASCII value 95 –> ‘I’
- 4th word bubble: The text was written backwards, with arbitrary spaces and an additional ‘A’ before each letter.
- 5th word bubble: The following line was in the source code of the linked HTML page: <meta name=”richard” content=”Who are you calling?” />. If you use Mozilla Firefox, you can see the source code of a page by pressing [CTRL] + [U] on your keyboard.
- 6th word bubble: The following calculation was carried out for each letter: Alphabet index of the letter + Alphabet index of the next letter = Alphabet index of the code letter. If the alphabet index of the code letter was > 26, the index value was reduced by 26 to start at ‘A’ again. The last letter ‘M’ of the original text remained unchanged.