I don't get it - utf8 on Mac

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Aug 28 14:59:31 CEST 2006

On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 06:56:50AM +0200, Kajsa Anka wrote:
> I'm new to gpg and I've recently compiled and installed gpg 
> on my Mac and it seem to work. However, I don't understand 
> how to get it to use UTF-8, what happens is that I launch 
> gpg like this
>     gpg --gen-key --utf8-strings
> and start fill in the data I get
> Comment:                      
> You are using the `US-ASCII' character set.
> You selected this USER-ID:
>     "Håkan Öberg <hakan at oberg.org>"
> The terminal is set to use utf8. So I'm doing something wrong 
> but what?

It's not your fault.  There is an old bug in the Mac libraries such
that it reports everything as US-ASCII.  Stick "display-charset utf-8"
in your gpg.conf file and that will override the libraries.


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