accented characters in real name in generating key

JanuszA.Urbanowicz JanuszA.Urbanowicz
Tue Sep 18 12:04:02 2001

[Ren_] Clerc wrote/napisa=B3[a]/schrieb:
[Charset iso-8859-1 unsupported, filtering to ASCII...]

> Hi everyone,
> first of all: I'm a relatively newbie to GnuPG, but since I was unable
> to find the answer to my question on the net. I apologize if it _is_
> somwhere out there
> second: I'm not subscribed to this list, so please carbon copy me ;)
> My question:
> as you can see by my .signature, my name contains an e-accent-aigu.
> When I generate my key, with this character in it, everything's fine,
> but when I publish my key to the keyserver, it ends up like:
> Ren__ Clerc
> I used the both iso-8859-1 and iso-8859-2 for the --charset option,
> but this doesn't help. Does anybody know how to handle this problem?
> Is there another way of escaping this character in the gpg prompts?
> Or should I change some TERM setting or so? (mine is 'screen' right
> now)...
> Or should I just change my name? (sigh...)
It is okay. Your name is stored within the key as a proper unicode. It is the other applications (keyserver web interface) that don't support proper conversion and mangle their output. As long as you have proper charset in your .gnupg/options you should not worry about it. You may also add accentless variotion of your name as a second UID. Alex --=20 C _-=3D-_ H| Janusz A. Urbanowicz | ALEX3-RIPE | SF-F Framling | | = * =09 ; (_O : +-------------------------------------------------------------+ --= +~|=09 ! &~) ? | P=B3yn=B1=E6 chc=EA na Wsch=F3d, za Suez, gdzie jest dobrem ka= =BFde z=B3o | l_|/=09 A ~-=3D-~ O| Gdzie przykaza=F1 brak dziesi=EAciu, a pi=E6 mo=BFna a=BF po d= no; | | =20