translation error for designated revorkers in German
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Nov 15 17:29:27 CET 2010
On 11/15/2010 08:11 AM, Hauke Laging wrote:
> gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.15
> start cmd:> gpg --local-user 2D6AAED6 --edit-key 50595A3B
> Dieser Schlüssel könnte durch DSA mit Schlüssel 0x6EE8B8B8 [?] widerrufen
> worden sein
> Dieser Schlüssel könnte durch DSA mit Schlüssel 0x864E37E7 [?] widerrufen
> worden sein
> start cmd:> LC_ALL=C gpg --local-user 2D6AAED6 --edit-key 50595A3B
> This key may be revoked by DSA key 0x6EE8B8B8 [?]
> This key may be revoked by DSA key 0x864E37E7 [?]
> The German output would be "may have been revoked" instead of "may be
> revoked". That is quite confusing, especially for people not familiar with the
> feature of an designated revoker (like me then...).
frankly, the english is ambiguous as well. I suspect this should say
something like "DSA Key 0xDEADBEEF is able to revoke this key" instead.
I note also that RFC 4880 appears to allow designated revokers to revoke
*any* signature made by the target key, not just its self-sigs; that's
not adequately conveyed by any of the above variants. Maybe: "DSA key
0xDEADBEEF is able to revoke this key and any of its signatures" ?
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