A question about Camellia

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Jan 23 21:39:52 CET 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 05:13:32PM -0300, Faramir wrote:
> Sorry to ask what was already answered some time ago, but: why GnuPG
> doesn't implement Camellia? IIRC (but probably I misunderstood it), it
> is enabled for Japanese version, since they need it. But in that case,
> why it is not enabled for "occidental" people too?

It's not enabled for anyone yet, whether in Japan or not, and really
can't be until Camellia is part of the OpenPGP standard.  There is a
draft RFC that adds Camellia (see
but until that draft is accepted as a new RFC, Camellia will not be
turned on.

It is true that the Camellia code already exists in GnuPG, but this is
there to help test the implementation.  It is not for general use, and
while we can't stop people from turning it on, they do so at their own


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