I was intrigued by the images that lead commercial in Fringe. Goggling for "fringe images" showed my that they are glyphs and they are part of a code.

Decoded Glyphs

So, each Glyphs is a letter that form a word per episode, but beyond that, is there any meaning for those decoded words? They just look random to me.

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The decoded glyph words usually are a one-word comment/hint/theme for that episode. It took months for viewers to crack the code, so initially it was a nice extra thrown in by the showrunners to keep viewers engaged in a mystery.

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    Sanchez does say "I should note the possibility that solving the substitution cipher is only step one", so it's possible that there is yet more to be found.
    – Tony Meyer
    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:22
  • @TonyMeyer That was 2 years ago, and AFAIK there isn't anything further.
    – user1027
    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:53

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