Unambiguous Passwords

Jens Tröger jens.troeger at light-speed.de
Fri Dec 4 04:59:35 CET 2020


I would think not, because those symbols themselves are part of the
generated random sequence and because they’re not ambiguous themselves.

Displaying these symbols in a font whose glyphs are ambiguous is a 
different issue and text (e.g. generated passwords) should not adjust 
to the shortcomings of fonts.

See also the Jetbrains’ Mono font:


and the section on “Distinctiveness of symbols”


On Thu, Dec 03, 2020 at 10:42:03PM -0500, Fernando Cladera wrote:
> Hi all,
> First of all, thanks for such an awesome tool!
> I have a comment/question. Is there interest in adding unambiguous no-symbol 
> passwords, like Bitcoin does? I.e. removing uppercase letter "O", uppercase 
> letter "I", lowercase letter "l", and the number "0".
> Thanks,
> Fernando

Jens Tröger

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