keys require a user-id

Mark azbigdogs at
Fri May 22 06:21:35 CEST 2020

That is very true.  I have a friend whose first name is M'Lou and she's
had all kinds of issues when systems freak out over her first name.

On 5/21/2020 6:48 AM, Mark H. Wood via Gnupg-users wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 03:27:28PM -0700, Mark wrote:
>> Did a bit more experimenting with it.  You can have something only in
>> the first name field but it has to be a minimum of 5 characters and the
>> first one must be a letter. .. 
> *sigh*
>> On 5/20/2020 3:16 PM, Mark wrote:
>>> It must be... With all the talk of "anonymous" keys I wanted to see if I
>>> could create one with Kleopatra, especially since it says optional for
>>> name.
>>> On 5/20/2020 12:27 AM, Andrew Gallagher wrote:
>>>>> On 20 May 2020, at 06:32, Mark <azbigdogs at> wrote:
>>>>> Just to test this out I tried creating a new key in Kleopatra with no
>>>>> name and then with just a single name and it would not let me do it. It
>>>>> had to have a first and at least a last initial.
>>>> This must be a Kleopatra limitation. I have successfully created IDs consisting of a single word using the gpg command line.
>>>> Such a limitation would be user-hostile, as there are people in some cultures who have only one name, the Indonesian dictator Suharto being one famous example.
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