December 27th, 2013, 09:05 AM
Differentiating l and 1, 0 and O
What's the best HTML font / style to effectively show l , I and 1 as different characters?
I send html emails to customers with passwords and they are always confusing lower case "L" and number "One" and Upper case "O" and number "zero".
I used to use "script" but I think that has been depricated, it no longer works.
December 27th, 2013, 10:31 AM
why don't you simply encode the raw passwords with an easy-to-read format like Hexadecimal or Douglas Crockford's Base32? This would prevent the issue of ambigious characters altogether.
January 2nd, 2014, 10:42 AM
Sorry, I never responded to this.
Originally Posted by Jacques1
Thanks for your advice.
The password generator I use randomly selects a number of characters from a string I called "alphabet" which has all of the letters and numbers in it. Stooopid me, not sure why it didn't occur to me to simply remove the "1"s, "l"s, "0"s, and "O"s, from that string. (duh).
Thanks for the tip.