Charset encoding of passphrase

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at
Thu Jun 9 17:00:27 CEST 2005

I'm trying to figure out how I have to encode correctly a passphrase in

All commands from Enigmail to gpg include
 --charset utf8 --passphrase-fd 0

My question is: do I have to encode the passphrase in utf-8 or does it
need to be encoded in the charset of the command prompt (in this case
Windows-850), or yet something else?

When I enter a passphrase with e.g. ä on the Windows command line (no
charset in gpg.conf set), I can't find the correct encoding in Enigmail
that would gpg make accept passphrase.


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