Bug: 1.0.5: High-ASCII characters in user IDs not properly displayed

Thomas Gebhardt gebhardt at HRZ.Uni-Marburg.DE
Mon May 28 17:55:02 CEST 2001


> |5.11. User ID Packet (Tag 13)
> |
> |   A User ID packet consists of data that is intended to represent
> |   the name and email address of the key holder.  By convention, it
> |   includes an RFC 822 mail name, but there are no restrictions on
> |   its content. The packet length in the header specifies the length
> |   of the user id. If it is text, it is encoded in UTF-8.
> The question is whether NAI thinks a user ID with email address is
> text or not ;-)

You're right, of course.

Nevertheless, there are so many keys with iso-latin-x encoded
User IDs floating around. Shouldn't it be possible to import
these keys into gnupg, converting the User ID into UTF-8?

Cheers, Thomas

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