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Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 06:18:25 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: Charset for NON english language

On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 08:55:27PM -0000, madfran wrote:
> The hash come from a french keyword and probably it contains some
> character like "Х" or similar.
> My question,
> What is the system to use especial characters like,
> "Х" (character code 232) (french keyboard)
> or
> "ъ" (character code 223) (germany keyboard)
> with john ?

This was asked and answered before.  Please see:

You may get some French and German wordlists which include the 8-bit
characters from my wordlists collection:

(follow the link to FTP mirrors at the bottom of that web page if you
don't want to pay).

You may also use the "8bit" external mode from the older posting that
I've mentioned above.

Alexander Peslyak <solar at>
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