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

Gunnar Hellström gunnar.hellstrom at omnitor.se
Wed Aug 22 21:51:49 UTC 2012


On 2012-08-22 23:35, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> agree
>
> You can say
>
> TTY was derived from Teletypewriter - a device originally used by 
> people who are deaf to communicate.  But today Teletypewriters no 
> longer exist and TTY is used to refer to a type of telecommunications 
> device used by people who are deaf that supports Baudot (and sometimes 
> other coding schemes) over analog phone lines.
>
> that however is probably too much history.     but if you are using 
> Teletypewriter - that would be the \correct way to use it.
>
>
> /Gregg/
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> Director Trace R&D Center
> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
> and Biomedical Engineering
> University of Wisconsin-Madison

I do not see TTY as an acronym anymore.

It is like BT that was read out British Telecom before, but is now just BT.

Or AT&T was read out American Telephone and Telegraph, but is now just AT&T

Wiktionary has solved it by putting (originally) after Teletypewriter. 
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/TTY

Following that pattern it can be:

TTY (Teletypewriter (originally)) and other text telephones


Gunnar
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