Why do smart cards have a 'sex' option?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Sep 19 18:49:00 CEST 2010

On Wed,  1 Sep 2010 11:17, peter at digitalbrains.com said:

> My guess is it is to address the user correctly in dialogs, in some languages.
> The sex of the person addressed might determine the grammatical gender of words
> used in dialogs. I've forgotten which languages have this feature, but I'm

Right, this is a ISO standard field for smart cards.  The name and its
uncommon encoding is another example for an ISO standard field.



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