[Standards] Comments on XEP-0301 -- Section 1

Matthew Miller 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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