|from rosehampsh 20.10.2009 (10:03)|
Someone could explain me the difference between the two verbs:
entschüsseln and entziffern
Thanks and bye
|from fahenderson3 22.11.2009 (14:49)|
The only thing I can say is that my Oxford dictionary defines both as "decode, decipher" although it specifically cites in terms of writing for entziffern.
|from admin 22.11.2009 (14:52)|
When talking about computers "entschüsseln" is used more often.
|from orionswan 30.11.2009 (09:48)|
entziffern means "to read", even if is hard to read (cipher=Ziffer
entschlüsseln means to solve a riddle, to find a key (key=Schlüssel)
computers are often using cryptographic algorithms where keys are used so in this context it's entschlüsseln