[rfc-i] How lack of Unicode support in IDs is detrimental to design
mrex at sap.com
Fri Jul 27 14:05:56 PDT 2012
Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> And in point of fact, the specification does specify both the PIN as
> it would be presented to the human user and the UTF8 byte code.
> But it is rather difficult to write a spec that says the bytecode
> value of "???? ?-???Z-?" is [21 01 21 03 ...] without being able to
> give the PIN code in the form that it is intended to be presented to
> the human user. Just giving the bytecode says absolutely nothing of
> value as the spec already says that the bytes are fed into the MAC
Except that the presentation is completely garbled and useless,
and the hex dump is clear and umabiguous.
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