Gibberish Translator
Designed and coded by Paul Krueger
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If we all get 15 minutes of internet fame, mine is due to this little page. A little Googling reveals that my "gibberish" is used sporadically on gaming and sci-fi message boards around the world. I also gave permission for it to be used in some game but I never heard anything more about that.

The translator is essentially a series of letter or letter-group substitutions. I tried to swap letters or groups of letters that had similar functions (e.g. "str" and "bl" both might appear at the beginning of a word or in the middle, but not at the end) so that the result would look "real" and could conceivably be pronounced. I swapped groups of different lengths and occasionally included spaces in "letter-groups" to help disguise the original message.

Also, I made all the substitutions "go both ways" so that the process of changing English to gibberish is exactly the same as changing gibberish back to English. The translator is case-sensitive for the same reason. Obviously, you can also translate from Spanish or any other language that shares most of the English alphabet.

So now you know all my secrets. It started (back in 19-something) as a Microsoft Word macro and then I learned just enough JavaScript to put it on the web. In honor of its humble beginnings, I have left it in its lovely original green coloring.