charset weirdness with non-ascii User IDs

John Clizbe John at
Fri Jul 12 09:10:45 CEST 2013

Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> Digging this old message up as i try to do some triage.  i don't think i
> ever heard a response about this.
> I'm still seeing the same problem, only with some UIDs and not others:
> 0 dkg at alice:/tmp/cdtemp.fre2o5$ LANG=C gpg --keyserver --search ='Andrew Lee (李健秋) <ajqlee at>'
> gpg: searching for "=Andrew Lee (æå¥ç§) <ajqlee at>" from hkp server
> (1)	Andrew Lee <andrew at>
> 	Andrew Lee (\xe6\x9d\x8e\xe5\x81\xa5\xe7\xa7\x8b) <ajqlee at>
> 	Andrew Lee (\xe6\x9d\x8e\xe5\x81\xa5\xe7\xa7\x8b) <andrew at
> 	Andrew Lee (§?î) <andrew at>
> 	  1024 bit DSA key 0xB6250985, created: 2004-11-02
> Keys 1-1 of 1 for "=Andrew Lee (李健秋) <ajqlee at>".  Enter number(s), N)ext, or Q)uit > q
> 0 dkg at alice:/tmp/cdtemp.fre2o5$ LANG=C gpg --keyserver --search ='Antoine Beaupré <anarcat at>'
> gpg: searching for "=Antoine Beaupré <anarcat at>" from hkp server
> gpg: key "=Antoine Beaupré <anarcat at>" not found on keyserver
> 0 dkg at alice:/tmp/cdtemp.fre2o5$ 
> I've now reported this as:
> Any ideas?


Do both searches work correctly on the keyserver web interface?

John P. Clizbe                      Inet: John (a) Gingerbear DAWT net
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