Re: Passwords on Linux systems(for all flavors)

From: Glynn Clements (glynn_at_gclements.plus.com)
Date: 07/11/05

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    Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:35:43 +0100
    To: Dwayne Ghant <dghant@temple.edu>
    
    

    Dwayne Ghant wrote:

    > What about unicode charectors in passwords.

    A password is a string of bytes, not characters.

    As I wrote previously:

    > However, if a password contains any control characters or non-ASCII
    > (8-bit) characters, there may be problems entering it in certain
    > contexts.

    If a password contains non-ASCII characters, the encoding used when
    entering a password must match the encoding which was used when the
    password was set. E.g. if you set your password from a terminal which
    uses ISO-8859-1, then try to enter it in a GDM dialog which uses
    UTF-8, the password won't be recognised.

    -- 
    Glynn Clements <glynn@gclements.plus.com>
    

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