A quick not on IDNA (was: storing gpg keys on a database)

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Jan 19 14:07:44 CET 2009


Please note that the email addresses OpenPGP and thus gpg uses are
always in UTF8 encoded (with --with-colons).  Thus don' t expect any
IDNA encoding in the user IDs you receive from gpg.  Although it looks
like an email address it is not in the RFC2822 required encoding but
rather uses UTF8.  It is expected that the mail client software does the
conversion to Punycode.



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