Paperkey (some questions about its usage)

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Oct 6 01:47:30 CEST 2008

On Oct 5, 2008, at 5:50 PM, Faramir wrote:

>> [1] For those that might not know:
>> <>
>  Well, I didn't know about that tool. I was thinking about backing up
> the secret keys in a printed paper, but I discarded the idea because I
> thought it was infeasible (I mean, I thought my chance of a human  
> typing
> it without mistakes was really low). But then I saw the quotations of
> Kara's message, and I thought it was not so unfeasible... and now I  
> know
> there is a tool that reduces a lot the length of the text to type, I
> have changed my opinion.
>  But I have some questions:
> 1.- If I use the tool in ubuntu, and then I open the output text  
> file in
> windows (to print it), will I have problems with charsets? Maybe the
> solution would be to convert the txt to a pdf file, before moving it  
> to
> windows...

No charset problems.   Paperkey uses only straight 7-bit ASCII  
everywhere, to eliminate charset problems in re-entering the key data.


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