utf8 cipher text
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Sep 18 17:55:01 CEST 2002
On 18 Sep 2002 08:12:51 -0500, Jacob Perkins said:
> Is encrypted text supposed to be utf8? If not, what is the standard?
It is not specified. Some claim that with *cleartext* signatures the
text should be utf-8 but for traditional reasons it is probably
Latin-1 or DOC-CP437. "cleartext" signatures are anyway deprecated in
favor of PGP/MIME.
User IDs and readable notation data should be UTF-8. There is problem
as well here: even PGP 7 seems to encode user IDs as Latin-1. We have
to live with these wrong encodings and frontends may use an heuristic
approach to fix it.
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