Hash and digest

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Nov 18 21:07:22 CET 2014

On Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:58, nfl at nfllab.com said:

> are "hash" and "digest" used interchangeably in gnupg? Can they be
> translated to the same word?

Unfortunately both are used.
Yes, you may translate them to the same term,

In German I translate both to "Hash" (there is no useful German term for
it).  I think we once translated some strings to the German meaning of
"compression algorithm" but that conflicts with reversible compression
(e.g. ZIP).



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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