Grab your Jisho

As the title suggested, I grabbed my Jisho ( and pasted the first "word" in.

In the side panel I saw 20-8-5 for the stroke numbers, which I immidiately recognised as A1Z26 cipher for 'THE'.

The characters were encoded into kanji with an equivalent stroke number.

I continued manual decryption until I identified the plaintext as .

At this point I wrote a quick script to match kanji to letters 1:1 in one paragraph, and use replace on the whole text.

This was much faster, and once I had decrypted 10 or so paragraphs like this grepping for rgb yielded the encrypted flag - 璧技丩忄鰏叒讞鸞鸚鱺鑱磒夢洶飳勊淩鼱殆鸝钁厵鬱. However, some kanji had values above 26.

I struggled with this for a while before trying to just extend them on the ASCII table, which worked!

Flag: rgbctf{~|~yominikui~|~} (meaning: illegible)

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