German umlauts in user ID?
Wed, 26 Jan 2000 19:03:20 +0100
On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, Jörg Ziefle wrote:
> I recently wondered if it is reasonable to use German umlauts in one's user
> ID, as I know of a few mail programs which don't display the UID correct in
> this case.
It is perfectly okay to have the Umlauts in your user ID. OpenPGP
defines that user IDs are to be encoded in UTF-8. You should only
make shure that you use the rightr --charset option (it defaults to
Latin-1, so in many cases this is okay).
Please note, that mail uses another encoding for 8 bit characters in
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