rsa incorporation in gnupg

zander at zander at
Sat Jul 3 22:07:47 CEST 1999

> > "Janusz A. Urbanowicz" <alex at> writes:
> > 
> > > ones could be : keyserver, charset, load-extension. Others should be local,
> > > per-user only settable.
> > 
> > Well I think even charset should not be a global option.  On a multi
> > user machine (but you won't use gpg anyway on such a machine) there
> > might be users from all around the world and only one characterset
> > might not be enough then.  I don't know whether different character
> > sets are at all possible but this might chnage in the future.
> After a second thought: charset should be both global and local - global for
> system wide default setting by admin (like for example I set pl_PL locale
> for all my users) but this should be overridable on per-user basis (like any
> of my users can put his own locale setting in his startup files).
> On third thought, GPG could first try to obtain charset from system's
> locale, but this should be overridable by global config, then by user's
> config, then by commandline option.
Seems like a fine idea to me.

Thomas Zander                                                zander at
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