Export public key to PGP with national characters...

Ingo Kl÷cker ingo.kloecker@epost.de
Mon Dec 3 00:46:02 2001


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On Monday 03 December 2001 00:17, Gnupg User wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have been searching for a solution to be able to export
> Public keys from GPG with national (Swedish) characters (┼─Í)
> to PGP (6.5.8).
>
> I have managed to get my application to make keys with --batch
> and convert the input to UTF-8 and get output with --iso-8859-1
> to get Win32 happy.
>
> Ok I have read that OpenPGP/RFC2440 says that UTF-8 should be
> DEFAULT for text. But I have no chance to get my customers
> customer to change the behavior on PGP!
>
> Does anybody got any trick to get PGP to import public keys
> with Username and Comment in UTF-8 and keep "right" chars.

I guess you are fsck up because it's PGP which is not standard 
compliant. And I doubt that anyone will make GnuPG violate the OpenPGP 
specs just to make PGP happy.
The best would be to convince your customers to use GnuPG instead of the 
crappy PGP.

BTW, why don't you simply use PGP to generate keys which PGP can handle?

Regards,
Ingo
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