GnuPG 1.0.6 compatibility Windows XP or Windows 2000

Oliver Schönrock
Thu Apr 11 11:48:02 2002

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I am running GnuPG 1.0.6 on W2K without problems.

I have only had 2 problems:

1. When creating my key on the command line, I couldn't get GnuPG to=20
generate the real name with a correctly UTF-8 encoded german O-Umlaut =
This may have been caused by a locality setting in W2K since my machine was =

bought in the UK. In the end I used WinPT to act as a front end for=20
generating the key. Here I can type in the =F6 by Alt-0246 on my UK =
and WinPT will generate the correct UTF-8 character. Only annoyance is that =

it won't display Real Names with proper UTF characters in the Key Manager.

2. The automatic Key-lookup from a public keyserver doesn't work. I believe =

this has been widely acknowledged to be a "bug" in the W32 version. I think =

this is a major feature gap and hopefully can be fixed in a future version.

Hope this helps


--On 11 April 2002 10:49 +0200 Frank Beckmann <> wrote:

> Dear GnuPG-Users,
> it would be nice if you have some informations for me about the
> compatibility of GnuPG 1.0.6 and MS-Windows XP or MS-Windows 2000.
> Thanks for answer v. email (
> M.f.G.
> Frank Beckmann
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