[Standards] Comments on XEP-0301 -- Section 1
linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Aug 22 22:05:22 UTC 2012
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On Aug 22, 2012, at 15:51, Gunnar Hellström wrote:
> On 2012-08-22 23:35, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>> 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 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
What would help most to alleviate this discussion further is to include an authoritative citation.
- - m&m
Matthew A. Miller
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