PIN Entry in Android does not allow non-numeric PIN

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Sep 7 11:47:34 CEST 2015

On Sun,  6 Sep 2015 11:07, egarcia74 at said:

> unfortuantely it only allows numbers to be entered.  The PIN used to
> protect GPG keys on a YubiKey can also consist of alphabetic and
> punctuation characters.

Right, but you will run into severe problems if you want to enter them
on a PIN-Pad (which has only digits).  Note that a PIN and a passphrase
have different properties and thus a few digits are sufficient to protect
access to a smartcard.



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