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gpg dont't accecpt passphrases with special char's on Windows
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Release: 1.4.2


Windows 2000 SP4


When I try to decrypt/sign with a key where the passphrase contains german special keys like ö,ü,ä,ß the gpg will not acept the correct phrase.

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try to sign/decrypt an file where the passphrase contains german special keys.



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werner added a subscriber: werner.

We need more info. In particular how did you set the passphrase in the first
place (Using WinPT or the command line).

It seems as if I hit the same problem (see T704).
The only way I get decryption working is to run gpg in CygWin environment and
piped the passphrase to gpg.
PW='secret passphrase'
echo $PW | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 -d <encrypted file> or
cat - | gpg --passphrase-fd 0 -d <encrypted file>

werner removed a project: Info Needed.