Editors' reviewThe program lives up to its promise and enciphers letters as numbers, but its usefulness ends there. Numerica Format is a no-install EXE file, and its DOS-inspired main window lacks creativity, but luckily it's extremely easy to use. To encode, simply type words or sentences and the program quickly returns a seemingly random but very long sequence of numbers. To fully understand how the program works, be sure to read the text file that comes with it. Numerica Format is only capable of converting words into number sequences, not the other way around. You can't copy number sequences to a text file, which limits the usability of the cipher. Overall, this freeware program delivers on its promise, but with more functional and complete encoding software readily available, it just doesn't appear to be a practical choice.
This is a simple encoding sequence using numbers assigned as letters and punctuation. The sequence is comprised of an encoding arrangement of 49 total letters, punctuation and numerical mathematical assignments. The resulting sequence uses the multiplication table of zero through nine. Some numbers--11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 23, 26 --are not reachable via the regular 0 through 9 multiplication tables. Such numbers must then be added together to simulate actual values not reachable via the normal multiplication standard. This sequencing method is best described as the ""Numerica Format"". Encoded sequences are called ""Numericas"". Individual sequence lines are termed ""Numeri"". The provided program asks the user to input a sentence or short paragraph and then converts it into the Numerica Format.