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  1. #1
    Stefan
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    Is there a way to punctuate numbers a Nokia handset which makes
    them easier to read?

    For example, rather than see 0012024621340 it would be nicer to see
    something like this:

    001 202 462 1340

    But my Nokia wont take spaces in the number screen. What else can
    be used? (Apart from w, p, *)



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  2. #2
    Joseph
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    Re: Punctuating numbers in phonebook

    On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 19:46:39 +0100, Stefan
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Is there a way to punctuate numbers a Nokia handset which makes
    >them easier to read?
    >
    >For example, rather than see 0012024621340 it would be nicer to see
    >something like this:
    >
    > 001 202 462 1340
    >
    >But my Nokia wont take spaces in the number screen. What else can
    >be used? (Apart from w, p, *)


    Because number parsing is different all over the world it's unlikely
    that you're going to find a phone that will do that in Europe or Asia.
    Consider for instance numbers in the UK may be either 01xxx nx xx xx
    or 020 nxxx xxxx in London, in France for Paris it might be 01 nx xx
    xx xx, in Sydney it might be 02 nxxx xxxx. With all those different
    ways to parse numbers it's no wonder that 900/1800 Mhz phones don't
    automatically parse numbers. Nokia phones made for the North American
    market automatically parse as North Americans are used to seeing
    numbers i.e. nxx xxxx, nxx nxx xxxx, or 1 nxx nxx xxxx (n is any
    number between 2 and 9 and x is any number) and will parse that way if
    you use 462 1340, 202 462 1340 or 1 202 462 1340. However if you
    deviate from that at all such as by making it +1 it will be all
    smushed together such as if you had +1 202 462 1340 which looks on the
    phone like +12024621340. Parsing goes out the window once you use a +
    character on a North American phone.
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  3. #3
    Boo
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    Re: Punctuating numbers in phonebook

    >>For example, rather than see 0012024621340 it would be nicer to see
    >>something like this:
    >>
    >> 001 202 462 1340
    >>
    >>But my Nokia wont take spaces in the number screen. What else can
    >>be used? (Apart from w, p, *)

    >
    > Because number parsing is different all over the world it's unlikely
    > that you're going to find a phone that will do that in Europe or Asia.


    ISTM that's a non-sequiteur : surely all that's required is a character
    that's displayed as a space and is not transmitted to the dialer ?

    There isn't even any particular need for there to be an industry-wide
    standard so long as all phones stripped any non-numeric characters they
    found in phone numbers from eg SIMs etc.

    --
    Boo




  4. #4
    Stefan
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    Re: Punctuating numbers in phonebook

    Boo <[email protected]_me_no_spam.net> wrote:

    >>>For example, rather than see 0012024621340 it would be nicer
    >>>to see something like this:
    >>>
    >>> 001 202 462 1340
    >>>
    >>>But my Nokia wont take spaces in the number screen. What
    >>>else can be used? (Apart from w, p, *)

    >>
    >> Because number parsing is different all over the world it's
    >> unlikely that you're going to find a phone that will do that
    >> in Europe or Asia.

    >
    > ISTM that's a non-sequiteur : surely all that's required is a
    > character that's displayed as a space and is not transmitted
    > to the dialer ?
    >
    > There isn't even any particular need for there to be an
    > industry-wide standard so long as all phones stripped any
    > non-numeric characters they found in phone numbers from eg
    > SIMs etc.
    >



    You got it right, Boo.

    I think the guy who replied assumed that I want the phone to
    cleverly use the breaks in the number. But all I want is a more
    display of the number which is more intelligible.



  5. #5
    tuned by RZO
    Guest

    Re: Punctuating numbers in phonebook

    "Stefan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    | Boo <[email protected]_me_no_spam.net> wrote:
    |
    | >>>For example, rather than see 0012024621340 it would be nicer
    | >>>to see something like this:
    | >>>
    | >>> 001 202 462 1340
    | >>>
    | >>>But my Nokia wont take spaces in the number screen. What
    | >>>else can be used? (Apart from w, p, *)
    | >>
    | >> Because number parsing is different all over the world it's
    | >> unlikely that you're going to find a phone that will do that
    | >> in Europe or Asia.
    | >
    | > ISTM that's a non-sequiteur : surely all that's required is a
    | > character that's displayed as a space and is not transmitted
    | > to the dialer ?
    | >
    | > There isn't even any particular need for there to be an
    | > industry-wide standard so long as all phones stripped any
    | > non-numeric characters they found in phone numbers from eg
    | > SIMs etc.
    | >
    |
    |
    | You got it right, Boo.
    |
    | I think the guy who replied assumed that I want the phone to
    | cleverly use the breaks in the number. But all I want is a more
    | display of the number which is more intelligible.

    I totally agree with you - this was one of the reasons why I bought a 9210
    instead...the 5210 simply couldn't put spaces in the phone numbers.. =/





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