The translated 1940 Enigma General Procedure
Codes and Ciphers
d) Befehlsheber der Kuestenbefestigungen von Nordfriesland
NORDFRIESLANDBEFEHLHBR., and so on.
e) Minensuchboot (Minesweeper)
MMM. . . .(with boat-number following), and so on.
20. If several addresses follow in succession then care is to
be taken that they do not get misunderstood. If necessary, they
are to be separated by Y (comma) (see paragraph 25).
21. If the text of the message is as understandable without address or
signature as with it, then one of the two, or in some
cases even both of them, can be dispensed with -- for example, in
situation reports, weather reports, and so on.
22. A period is expressed by X, colon by XX, question mark by
UD, comma by Y, slant, dash and hyphen by YY, parenthesis by KK.
In general, punctuation marks cannot be dispensed with --
except for a period at the end, which is not to be put in. Before
eliminating punctuation marks in the interests of brevity, check
the text carefully for intelligibility.
23. Numbers are written out in letters. In numbers of several
digits, the words for separate digits follow right after one
For example: 223 = ZWO ZWO DREI.
24. The following numbers, hovever, can be written in one word:
ZEHN, ELF, ZWOELF, ZWANZIG, DREISSIG, etc.
HUNDERT, TAUSEND, etc.
25. In a series of numbers, any two which would be separated by
a comma in correctly written German are to be separated by Y.
a) Pruefnr. 18, 20 und 25 = PRUFNR EINS ACHT Y ZWO NUL UND
(Check No.) ZWO FUNF.
b) M 4, 7, 11 = MMM VIER Y SIEBEN Y ELF.