[cryptography] PGP word list

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Feb 19 11:37:02 EST 2015


On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:04, iang at iang.org said:

> I just realised one barrier -- language.  It uses the English
> language, and PGP might be stronger in Europe than in the anglo world.

Right.  I recall that this has been discussed in the OpenPGP WG years
ago.  IIRC, the conclusion was that the international spelling alphabet
has been developed just for this purpose and that all kind of shortcut
word lists would lead to more confusion than plain spelling of hex
digits.  Recall that the spelling alphabet works well under a bad
S/N-ratio and thus also between speakers of different mother tongue.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner


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