[cryptography] PGP word list

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Feb 23 11:23:57 EST 2015

On Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:26, ph at lo.vc said:

> One, gpg's implementation of the ICAO alphabet seems slightly buggy.
> Foxtrott (sic) and Nine caught my eye. I seemed to recall the supposed
> pronunciation of nine as NIN-er, and Foxtrot spelt with a single 't'.

Okay, fixed spelling of "Foxtrot".
Wikipedia says "Nine or Niner".  I'll switch to "Niner"

> This would make better use of the given alphabet. On the other hand, it
> would have a strong negative impact on usability, as I don't think any of
> the available tools will either print or read base-32 key fingerprints.

Yes, the purpose would be to help spelling the hext digits and not to
come up with another encoding which would required that the fingerprint
will also be printed in this encoding.



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