keysigning ?= UIDsigning
03 Jul 2000 18:34:31 +0200
Walter Truitt <email@example.com> writes:
[Claims that MIME-PGP is ugly and unnecessary]
> Why is that a US-centered view? I am in the US and agree that it is
> ugly, I just don't see exactly why it would be limited to here. I
> just don't like the way it works with some of my email programs.
In some regions of the world (actually, most), people can't write
their native language in plain ASCII characters. The clear-signing
approach doesn't work reliable if there are non-ASCII characters, and
MIME-PGP is a very straightforward solution.
The assumption that all languages can be adequately represented in
ASCII is certainly more common among people living in the US than, for
example, among Frenchmen.
Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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