Printing Keys and using OCR.

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon May 21 03:47:09 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 03:04:40PM -0700, Joseph Oreste Bruni wrote:

> >For example, the regular DSA+Elgamal secret key I just tested comes
> >out to 1281 bytes.  The secret parts of that (plus some minor packet
> >structure) come to only 149 bytes.  It's a lot easier to enter 149
> >bytes correctly.
> >
> >David
> >
> Does this sort of functionality exist in gpg today? This sounds like
> a great solution.  My public key contains a small JPEG that adds
> about 1200 bytes. But if that is replicated in my secret key, I'd
> not care to hand enter it in the case of a paper-based recovery.

It doesn't currently exist, but I'll see what I can put together.
Something that prints out the necessary bytes with a checksum would be
useful to have.


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