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Re: [openpgp] Character encodings

2015-03-17 10:55:40
Right, but they don't.  The application doing the encryption really doesn't
know what the original character encoding was, so doing the conversion can
result in lost or corrupted messages.

I think the only way to get it right is if the message composer (i.e. mail
client usually) is tightly coupled with the PGP engine so that it can pass
along the character encoding when the encryption request is made.

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM Stephen Paul Weber <
singpolyma(_at_)singpolyma(_dot_)net> wrote:

4880 says that everything should be UTF-8.  However, the reality is that
UTF8 is not used everywhere and there are lots of clients that compose
messages in their native preferred character set (Latin5, Greek, Kanji,

But a conforming OpenPGP implementation should convert this to UTF-8 before
encrypt/sign if using text packets.

Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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