Re: Unicode password mapping for crypto standard

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:37:05 +0100

On Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 09:30:32PM -0800,
 Sean Leonard <> wrote
 a message of 120 lines which said:

> how to take the Unicode input and get a consistent and reasonable
> stream of bits out on both ends. For example: should the password be
> case folded, converted to NFKC, encoded in UTF-8 vs. UTF-16BE, etc.?

There is already a standard on that, RFC 7613 "Preparation,
Enforcement, and Comparison of Internationalized Strings Representing
Usernames and Passwords" <>
and I suggest we use it and do not reinvent the wheel.
Received on Tue Jan 05 2016 - 10:38:32 CST

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