passwords with UFT8 chars?

Uwe Brauer oub at
Fri Sep 2 14:42:16 CEST 2022

>>> "MA" == Matthias Apitz <guru at> writes:

> El día viernes, septiembre 02, 2022 a las 10:33:13a. m. +0200, Uwe Brauer via Gnupg-users escribió:
>> Hi
>> Sorry for this elementary question, but I can't find an answer googling.
>> Is it possible to have a password that contains UTF8 chars, like Arabic,
>> Hebrew, Chinese or some IPA symbols??? That concerns also gpgsm

> You can put whatever you want as password, also Russian in UTF-8. The
> question is beeing able to key it in on any keyboard.

Thanks, most of the distributions today come with a variety of keyboards
for different input methods. To be on the very safe side you could save
the password UFT8 in a password manager.

I strongly condemn Putin's war of aggression against the Ukraine.
I support to deliver weapons to Ukraine's military. 
I support the ban of Russia from SWIFT.
I support the EU membership of the Ukraine. 
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