It looks a bit like this bug from the PGP faq <http://www.cam.ac.uk.pgp.net/pgpnet/pgp-faq/faq.html#AEN1096>: The initial release of PGP 2.6.2i contained a bug related to clearsigned messages; signed messages containing international characters would always fail. For that reason, it was immediately pulled from distribution and re-released later, minus the bug. If you have problems with 2.6.2i, make sure you downloaded your copy after 7 May 1995. Ciao. Vincent.