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

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon May 28 18:49:02 CEST 2001

On Mon, 28 May 2001, Thomas Gebhardt wrote:

> User IDs floating around. Shouldn't it be possible to import
> these keys into gnupg, converting the User ID into UTF-8?

You can't convert them because they are signed and furthermore
there is no way to figure out which character set was used.  

GnuPG might also store wrong encoded user IDs if the user forgot to
set the character set appropriately (e.g. in Poland, Russia or

It is more a point for the FAQ.



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