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Q: Vigenere vs. Bellaso

ThomasI noticed on the Wikipedia article for the Vigenere cipher, that: The Vigenère (French pronunciation: [viʒnɛːʁ]) cipher has been reinvented many times. The method was originally described by Giovan Battista Bellaso in his 1553 book La cifra del. Sig. Giovan Battista Bellaso; however, th...

Do you think this question might be good here? It is off-topic on cryptography SE, and the original poster supports migrating it.
@mmyers, as I see you online: any thoughts about the above?
 
6:39 PM
@PaŭloEbermann Hmm. I'm mostly in here out of habit (I just join all favorited rooms at once), so I'm not sure I'm qualified.
But if I had to guess, I'd say that part 1 might be appropriate on History. I doubt part 2 is.
 
Yes, the second part [would it be appropriate to refer to the Vigenere cipher as the Bellaso cipher] is not really appropriate anywhere on SE ... I would edit it away before migrating.
 
7:00 PM
I'll migrate tomorrow in the morning if there is no contrary opinion until then.
 
Could ping the history mods in the lounge
 

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