Leave clearsigned content encoding alone, how?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Aug 4 00:01:14 CEST 2005

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 08:57:07PM +0000, Michael Kjorling wrote:
> I use gnupg-1.4.1 on GNU/Linux (up-to-date Gentoo, Linux 2.6.12 on
> AMD64 if it matters) to sign and encrypt my mail, and everything is
> fine as long as I stay with strictly us-ascii. However, when I use
> other characters (mostly national characters covered by iso-8859-15),
> gnupg converts the input data to UTF-8 when signing, wreaking havoc
> with those characters. The fact that gnupg converts back when
> verifying or decrypting the data only makes matters worse since *I* am
> unaware of the problem that others face in reading my e-mails.

I believe you are having a problem somewhere, but GPG does not do any
character set conversions whatsoever, in clear signing, or any

If something is converting, you need to check your MUA or other
programs that you are using around GPG.


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