Review of “A Logical Consideration of the Voynich Manuscript” by David Jackson

Voynich Manuscript

Can we prove what the Voynich Manuscript is? Well, we need to take that first step sooner or later.

With ROS (Robot Operating System) being much less co-operative than I had envisioned, I haven’t had time at all to investigate the Voynich Manuscript as much as I had promised myself and others. That said, I looked at David Jackson’s interesting essay A Logical Consideration of the Voynich Manuscript where he evaluates all the evidence out there and comes to some conclusions.

Here are my thoughts (and in writing them, I have created more questions to consider).

Review of the Voynich Manuscript transcription file

Voynich Manuscript

With updated Job’s Voynichese and OCR project, I thought a good place to start is an informal review of the digital transcription file of the Voynich Manuscript. I am referring to Stolfi’s “Interlinear” txt file from 5 December 1998 based on work by Landini, Grove, Friedman, Takahashi, D’Imperio, Currier, Reeds, Guillogly and Guy. It’s what everyone uses, including academic researchers. The quality of any statistical investigation rests on the quality of the transcription, which I think can be improved.