[FEATURE REQ, RFC], improving ergonomic HMI fingerprint cross verification

Janusz A. Urbanowicz alex at syjon.fantastyka.net
Fri Jul 16 22:04:36 CEST 2004

On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 02:53:21PM -0500, Tim Mooney wrote:
> >Even people who don't speak a word of English can read hex.
> True, and as long both the reader and the listener speak the
> same language it shouldn't be a problem, but there's still
> some room for misinterpretation.  Assuming I remember my
> German, when I say something that sounds like "ay",
> English-speakers will think "a" but German-speakers will
> think "e".

I've actually had this problem while exchanging fingerprints with rms.

I think that using standard phonetic alphabet would be a good idea.

To make it shorter, convert the fingerprint to base-36 system before

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