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**chemed**
I would like to share something I've noticed about the HCB symbols. It's not a big deal, but maybe it will give others new ideas.

1. First of all, give a circle that's empty a value of 0. A black filled in circle a value of 1. A cresent moon a value of 2 no matter whether it's black or white. A rectangle a value of 4 no matter whether it's black or white. Any straight line has a value of one.

2. Any line, moon, crescent moon, or rectangle symbols that occur in order are added together. For example, 2 rectangles in order equal 8. Two identical crescent moons, regardless of color, equal 4.

3. The last rule is that a large black moon followed by a large white sun is equal to 10. And 2 black moons equal 11.

4. The result is that each line is a series of numbers from 0 to 12. I can't find anything greater than 12. ( so far)

5.Here is a line example from the last line of code on page 17 of the code book.

Two lines and two circles equals 4.

Two lines equals 2.

One small circle equals 1

One large black circle is 1.

One small circle is 1.

Two rectangles equals 8

Three small circles is 3.

A large black circle followed by a white is 10.

A rectangle is 4.

Two circles equal 2.

Four cresent moons in a row equal 8.

One rectangle is 4.

One rectangle and 2 circles is 6.

One black circle is 1.

Also look at the 2nd line from the bottom on the right hand side. The 3rd group in is 3 rectangles in a row which would be 12.

I have not found any series of symbols greater than 12, but I haven't covered every line. Good luck.

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