[Patch] internatinal domain names for email addresses

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jan 6 17:37:28 CET 2005

On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 16:50:47 +0100, Thomas Kuehne said:

> 1) key selection:
> gpg --edit-key user at xn--fiq228c.idn.kuehne.cn
> gpg --edit-key user@=B8=E6=87.idn.kuehne.cn

This is just one of the problems with i18n domain names.  More and
more will follow with all kind of applications.  Many people warned
against it but hey have been ignored the same way as when the DNS was
practically turned to a flat name space system.

The only think we can do is a suggestion on what to put into user IDs.
As it stands now, the suggestion is to use punycode encoded addresses.
Frontends may detect that and display them however they like it.

If you don't like that, use --allow-free-form-uid and wait for the fun
happening when scripts trying to take up such a address.



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