[PATCH] BUG 172567 support non ASCII user name to login in

Josef Spillner spillner at kde.org
Tue Oct 14 10:42:03 BST 2008

Am Montag, 13. Oktober 2008 14:03:12 schrieb Randy Kramer:
> I'm not entirely sure myself atm--maybe because they all (that is, all
> Unicode encodings, if that's the right description) resolve to
> sequences of bytes, maybe in one sense it doesn't help.

There you go - it won't make much of a difference if the limit is in bytes 
instead of in characters, and it depends on both sides on which characters are 
Do we already have password strength meters in KDE?
Shameless plug: One of the improvements of the omnicracklib password strength 
checker over cracklib is that it can work on unicode characters to protect 
against dictionary attacks. (And its API sucks less.)
But it currently depends on ICU and would probably benefit from a Qt variant.


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