# Decrypting a substitution cipher, but with symbols instead of letters

I'm trying to decipher a message encrypted by a substitution cipher (probably a monosubstitution). But the problem is, that we have symbols instead of letters (letters were substituted for random symbols). What would be the best way to decrypt such a message?

Thanks

• Why do you suppose symbols instead of letters make a difference? On computers they're stored as strings of bits, not as letters per se. – Squeamish Ossifrage Oct 1 '19 at 15:07