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The tap code is based on a 5×5 grid of letters, representing all the letters of the Latin alphabet except K (C is used to represent K). Each letter was
communicated by tapping two numbers: the first designated the row (horizontal) and the second designated the column (vertical). The letter "X" was
used to break up sentences. Unlike Morse Code, the tap code depended on actual taps, instead of the frequency and duration of each tap, to communicate a
For example, to specify the letter "A", one would tap once, pause, and then tap once again.
Or to communicate the word "WATER" the cipher would be the following (the time between each pair of numbers is smaller than the one between two
..... .. . . .... .... . ..... .... ..
(5,2) (1,1) (4,4) (1,5) (4,2)
W A T E R
Because of the difficulty and length of time required for specifying a single letter, prisoners often devise abbreviations and acronyms for common items or
phrases, such as "GN" for Good Night, or "GBU" for God Bless You.
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