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Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:59:41 +0200
From: "Magnum, P.I." <rawsmooth@...dband.net>
To: john-users@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: NT/unicode issue in current version

2010-09-28 18:47, Magnum, P.I. skrev:
>> Why is it unable to crack the ü? Isit a bug? Is it the unintended
>> result of some black magic ninja optimization somewhere? Or is it just
>> me?
>
> Found it. Maybe it is architecture or compiler dependant, and maybe my
> enclosed fix is not the ultimate solution but it works now. I only fixed
> one of the architecture-dependant sections so it is incomplete. I guess
> the same casting could be applied to the other sections but I haven't
> looked at it. I added a self-test so it's easy to try for others.

...and it turns out more of the same is needed. If the plaintext is üü, 
the temp variable assignment need similar casting. I'll not be posting 
more patches in this matter, it's probably better if Alex or Alain have 
a look at it instead.

cheers
magnum

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