I wrote something that scanned through a bunch of coding possibilities, including variations in alphabet size, blocking, and byte ordering in an attempt to decode it. None of the results produced anything resembling English text. For example, if it had been base-64, my program would have been sufficient to detect it. There are many more possibilities that I haven't tried, particularly around the arrangement of the alphabet. However, without additional information (e.g., the exact alphabet size, ordering of symbols within the alphabet, or the first few plaintext characters), such a search could take a long time with no guarantee of getting a result.
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