[Standards] Comments on XEP-0301 -- Section 1
linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Aug 22 21:33:20 UTC 2012
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On Aug 22, 2012, at 15:28, Gunnar Hellström wrote:
> I do not think expansion of TTY to Teletypewriter is a good idea. That tends to mean the other use of the term TTY, the device that was often used as a computer operator console terminal a long time ago and still lives in language around such usage.
> So TTY in this usage is more " A term used in North America for text telephones, i.e. devices used for text and audio communication in the PSTN mainly with deaf and hard-of-hearing persons."
> Text telephones or textphones is the international term used by ITU-T ( E.g. V.18 and F.703 ) 3GPP ( e.g. TS 22.226 )
> IETF ( e.g. RFC 4734 ).
> Various countries in Europe have different names for the concept in their national languages, so text telephone is not specifically European.
> I hope it is clear by combining TTY with text telephone what it referred to, so that we do not need to drag in a long descriptions of a peripheral item into the spec.
If you use an acronym, you MUST expand it. If Teletypewriter is not the correct expansion for TTY, then provide the correct one and include an authoritative citation.
- - m&m
Matthew A. Miller
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