VETO: A riddle

For the last several days, trains in Israel have been showing gibberish instead of station names:

(That’s YWLEO and :PINIPD)

So what station names are encoded here, and how does the encoding work in general? Hints: the encoded words are in Hebrew. There is a slight irregularity in the code.

4 Responses to “VETO: A riddle”

  1. Guy Says:

    Cool๐Ÿ™‚ but I didn’t decoded it. What is it then?

  2. Lev Says:

    I didn’t post the answer because nobody seemed interested.

    To solve you would have to look at a list of the station names (but I knew the destination of the train).

    : PINIPD is ื‘ื ื™ืžื™ื ื”. The correspondence is simple:
    D = ื”
    E = ื•

    Z = ืช
    In the pre-Unicode Hebrew encoding the difference is exactly 64. In that encoding (and in Unicode) the final letters come before the ordinary ones: ื™ืšื›ืœืืž…
    For some reason the rule broke before ื”, which is why : stands for ื‘. YWLEO really begins with a space, which stands for ื.

    Several days later they fixed the bug.

  3. Guy Says:

    You are something๐Ÿ™‚
    I notieced that the letter ‘A’ has no meaning in the code. Am I correct?
    ื – space
    ื‘ – :
    ื’ – B
    ื“ – C
    ื” – D
    ื• – E

  4. Lev Says:

    Yes, and they also used for ื’ื“

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