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

Matthew Miller 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:
>> 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

What would help most to alleviate this discussion further is to include an authoritative citation.


- - m&m

Matthew A. Miller
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