Voynich MS - Note from the author
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contact information here.
I am not reflecting all updates to the site on this page, but I maintain the site quite regularly.
I prefer not to give undue attention to the ever increasing stream of proposed text solutions.
Voynich MS Conference 2022
The University of Malta organised an online Voynich MS conference on 30 Nov. and 1 Dec. 2022.
The conference web site is
Material from the conference is gradually being included at this web site.
- There is considerable on-going work related to transliteration of the Voynich MS, especially concerning the
existing transliteration files. These have been compared, and all have been converted into a single,
common format, which allows processing of all files by the same tools.
A superset of all transliteration alphabets has been defined and is being introduced.
A new software tool
The basics are explained on this page, which also has links to more detailed
on this page.
Links to all transliteration files are provided near the bottom of the first
The terminology has been changed to use the more correct term 'transliteration' rather than
- The new results of the palaeographic analysis of Lisa Fagin Davis are being integrated into the site, for example on
handwriting of the MS. Her main paper appeared on 7 May 2020.
- The biographies of the main players in the history of the MS are undergoing some revision,
for the case of Barschius with some new material kindly provided by other researchers,
and for Marci by taking into account important additional references.
For the others it is still on-going.
- The oldest known reference to the Voynich MS, namely the 1639 letter from Kircher to Moretus, was already digitised
and published on this page in May 2016. More recently, a transcription and translation
of the letter have been added.
- A minor reorganisation of the material: some of the more specialised or detailed topics have been removed from the
main sequences of pages, and placed into dedicated pages. These are listed (as before) here.
The main sequence pages now summarise these parts.
- A full set of thumbnail images to all MS folios has been added, with links to a much updated set of page descriptions.
- The interesting work from other researchers in the area of identifying manuscripts with similarities with the
Voynich MS is leading to regular updates to the page about the MS illustrations.
Recently added pages
Copyright René Zandbergen, 2022
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Latest update: 03/12/2022