PATCH -- GnuPG 1.2.1 UTF8 output

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Feb 10 03:04:02 CET 2003

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 05:41:30PM +0100, Matthias Posseldt wrote:
> Package: gnupg
> Version: 1.2.1
> Hello,
> the KGPG developers realized that there seems to be a bug related to UTF8 
> output. According to the manual, --with-colons ever prints out information 
> in UTF8 encoding regardless of --no-utf8-strings.
> But it does always output as non-UTF8 string. I don't have any 
> configuration settings in my gpg.conf (besides a uncommented keyserver ... 
> line).

This is a feature, not a bug.  --with-colons dumps the raw contents of
the user ID packet, UTF8 encoding and all.  It is up to the program
that reads the --with-colons data to interpret it as it needs to.  It
is not up to GnuPG to determine how another program handles its


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