Homemade special personal characters on nano level to be used in passwords

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 16:49:17 UTC 2012

2012/9/10 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>:
> On 10 September 2012 17:19, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2012/9/10 user1 <bqz69 at telia.com>:
>>> Has anyhbody heard of homemade special characters on nano level to be
>>> used in passwords?
>>> Should make it more difficult to break such passwords.
>>> Your complete personal password.
>>> Just a suggestion but it is important with mostly unbreakable passwords
>>> in this ubuntu users world?
>> I am not sure what you are trying to say here, or what's the purpose
>> with this thread, but one idea that comes to my mind is to create a
>> personal keyboard layout with special characters only. Then you have
>> trivial passwords, like ”MyNameIsNotLodnert”, but before entering it
>> you switch to your freaky layout, enter it as usual and the password
>> is instead something like ”☺‰…≈π☠☏√…℃α♢℃℗♠☠γα” well, you get the idea.
>> But I'm not sure if those characters are accepted in most situations.
> Take care.
> A Swedish friend of mine has the letter ö in his Facebook password. No
> problem on a Swedish computer - or a German one, possibly, or Turkish
> or Hungarian - but on a computer with a British or American (or the
> other 9/10ths of the world) keyboard, he can't log in.

Yes he can, if he activates the Compose key. If he's on Windows, he
can install AllChars or similar, which among other things simulates
the Unix style compose key.
å=Compose oa
Å=Compose oa
ä=Compose "a
Ä=Compose "a
ö=Compose "o
Ö=Compose "O

It takes more time, though…

I guess another option would be to use a virtual keyboard which you
probably can design as you want.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg, Sweden

> Yes you can use ƒáñçÿ accented letters in your password, but you might
> find them very hard or impossible to enter away from your own machine
> with your own keyboard preferences.
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