[Gpg4win-users-en] Umlauts in revocation comment

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at intevation.de
Wed Sep 2 13:14:50 CEST 2015


On Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:48:12 AM Alexander Strobel wrote:
> I create a revocation certificate with a revocation comment which
> contains special German characters. (like äöüÄÖÜß ...) I tried several
> different ways to get them correct into the rev-cert but as soon as I do
> a --list-packets every umlaut is replaced by two other characters
> For example:
> "Hallöchen" is displayed as "Hall├Àchen"
> Which is 0x48616C6CF66368656E and 0x48616C6C00C06368656E
> As you can see the 0xF6 (ö) is somehow replaced by 0x00C0 (├À)
> How can I use umlauts and other special chars (above ASCII 127 or even
> UTF-8) in the comment field?

Looks like --list-packets on windows just prints out the value in UTF-8 
encoding, windows console interprets this then according to it's own codepage 
and things look broken. Probably missing an utf8_to_native call around the 
revocation reason on Windows.

I've checked that a generated revocation cert with latest gpg4win and the 
revocation reason "hallö" shows correctly with --list-packets in an Utf-8 
environment (GNU/Linux). So the revocation cert is correct, it just looks 
broken on the command line.


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