Unambiguous Passwords

Jens Tröger jens.troeger at light-speed.de
Fri Dec 4 05:20:25 CET 2020

Hi Fernando,

Hehe… yeah I get that. In that case, see also Richard’s and Matt’s answers ☺️


> On Dec 4, 2020, at 14:17, Fernando Cladera <fcladera at fcladera.com> wrote:
> Hi Jens,
> I understand the argument behind the font, and I myself use all distinctive mono fonts.
> Nonetheless, my use case is way simpler. I use pass to generate WiFi passwords (among others), and this weekend my girlfriend struggled for 10 minutes to find the right combination of 0OIl in my 20-character password that I shared through SMS. Needless to say that this triggered a discussion regarding why my passwords are like that, instead of "something simpler". Arguing about entropy was, unfortunately, not well received.
> So my counterargument is that you cannot always control the font in which the password will be displayed, and this may be an issue. That is why Bitcoin removes these characters from their addresses.
> I have a patch ready, but I understand if there is no interest in such feature.
> Thanks,
> Fernando

Jens Tröger

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