German "umlauts" in passphrase

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Jul 18 12:18:45 CEST 2006

On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:27, Karl Kashofer said:

> So, how would I examine the charset talbles ? The UserID and other information 
> printed by GnuPG is correctly displayed with all the umlauts. How do I find 
> out what character I have to type to get the umlaut in my passphrase?

You need to try.  There is no conversion inside gpg and gpg uses
whatever you type/feed.  I see that this is a problem between
different platforms.  However there is no real solution for this
problem because it would break all non-ASCII pasphrases currently in



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