Terminology - certificate or key ?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Oct 3 16:14:25 CEST 2016

On Sun,  2 Oct 2016 12:44, jhs at berklix.com said:

> Schnappschloss seems to be a wide word covering all sorts,

It might be that there are regional differences in Germany.  May be even
more here, close to the traditional area of lock fabrication.

Here are two padlocks:


We would call the left one a "normales Vorhangeschloss" (simple
padlock).  But the middle one is known as a "Schappschloss" - referring
to the feature that you do not need a key to lock it.

So it seems, the term "lock" works only along with a picture.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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