Improved fingerprint representation
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Apr 9 10:14:28 CEST 2015
On Thu, 9 Apr 2015 00:18, rjh at sixdemonbag.org said:
> I think you've reinvented the PGP Biometric Word List. I'd much rather
> see GnuPG use the BWL than this, if for no other reason than
This discussion pops up every few years. We recently had it again at
the usual outcome of these discussions is that the word lists are fine
for English speaking people but problematic for the rest of the world.
This problem is very old and the reason why more than 50 years ago the
ICAO came up with a spelling alphabet to be used on noisy channels and
between people of different mother tongue.
$ gpg --fingerprint --with-icao-spelling wheatstone
pub ed25519/E3FDFF218E45B72B 2015-02-18 [expires: 2025-02-15]
Key fingerprint = C1D3 4B69 219E 4AEE C0BA 1C21 E3FD FF21 8E45 B72B
"Charlie One Delta Three Four Bravo Six Niner
Two One Niner Echo Four Alfa Echo Echo
Charlie Zero Bravo Alfa One Charlie Two One
Echo Three Foxtrot Delta Foxtrot Foxtrot Two One
Eight Echo Four Five Bravo Seven Two Bravo"
uid [ultimate] Werner Koch (wheatstone commit signing)
agreed, that is longer than a word list but easier to pronounce and
understand by most people. And the alphabet is easy to learn so that
the new gpg option is not always needed.
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