[bitcoin-dev] BIP 39: Add language identifier strings for wordlists

Pavol Rusnak stick at satoshilabs.com
Sun Jan 7 15:16:47 UTC 2018


On 05/01/18 14:58, nullius via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> I propose and request as an enhancement that the BIP 39 wordlist set
> should specify canonical native language strings to identify each
> wordlist, as well as short ASCII language codes.  At present, the
> languages are identified only by their names in English.

I am advising not to use any other language than English for BIP39. I
got persuaded to allow more languages when writing BIP39 spec, but I
learned that it was something I should've been more persistently against.

I am currently drafting a new standard[1] which will allow also Shamir
Secret Scheme Splitting and there we disallow usage of a custom wordlist
in order to eradicate this mess. Will try to push this as BIP too once
we get it to the point we are OK with the contents.

https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0039.md

-- 
Best Regards / S pozdravom,

Pavol "stick" Rusnak
CTO, SatoshiLabs

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