problems decrypting ASCII-armored file

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Tue Dec 1 13:20:12 CET 2015

On 01/12/15 12:09, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue,  1 Dec 2015 09:41, andrewg at said:
>> point is identical no matter which encoding is being used. The only
>> time you would see the raw utf-8 bytes would be if the software was
>> Unicode-incapable or if the locale was set incorrectly, leading it to
>> be interpreted as a sequence of bytes.
> Would it be worth to detect this corner case and ignore the BOM? 

I think so. The use of BOM as a UTF-8 marker is not going to go away any
time soon...


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