PGP/MIME considered harmful for mobile

Doug Barton dougb at
Sun Feb 27 23:52:56 CET 2011

On 02/27/2011 02:04, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Saturday, February 26, 2011, MFPA wrote:
>> Hi
>> On Friday 25 February 2011 at 1:45:03 AM, in
>> <mid:87lj14x4yo.fsf at>, Jameson Rollins wrote:
>>> Yikes!  I thought we were almost done killing inline
>>> signatures!  Don't revive it now!
>>> If PGP/MIME is broken on android, we need to get them
>>> to fix it, not go backwards to inline pgp.
>> Using inline PGP signatures means using the simpler and more reliable
>> of the two solutions. The fact that its specification was defined
>> earlier does not mean using inline signatures is a step backwards;
>> PGP/MIME is a complement to pgp inline, not a replacement.
> The major problem I see with using cleartext signatures in email is the
> lack for support of non-ASCII text (or, more precisely, character
> encoding).

Can you provide examples that do not work when both the mail client(s) 
and gnupg are properly configured to use UTF-8?


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