The Alphabet is: A .- B
... C -.. D .. E . F ... G -. H …. I .. J .—K .- L ... M - N -. O -- P . -. Q -.- R . . S … T – U .. V …- W . - X -.. Y .- Z -.. 1 .- - 2 ..—3 … - 4 …. 5 ….. 6 .... 7 -... 8 —.. 9 -- . 0 -—- There you have it! There are also puncuation marks but not included here. That is the strange language that Fiz Quickwhistle has named “Quick Code”. Look like nonsense to you? Then keep reading!
The code is a system of sounds—the quick ones being referred to as ‘dots’ and the longer ones being referred as ‘dashes’. Quickwhistle explained that his machine is able to transmit these sounds, and an operator on the other end can then translate it.
It was developed by looking at the printing press collection of letters and by counting each letter. A pattern was found where the letters E, T, I, A, N, R, M are the most numerous and so they are given shorter Quick codes.
With the recent announcement by the Royal Council that they were going to go ahead with the plans to build a transcontinental railroad, Quickwhistle Enterprises has announced plans to run their cables alongside the track. The signal needs to be repeated every forty miles, and Quickwhistle Enterprises is also planning on setting up “repeater posts” along the track.
The track is estimated to take 2 years to complete, with a total cost of 7 million PP. Construction begins next Monday, just outside Anselshire.