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RE: or phone:

From: Aykin, Nuray, ALTEC <aykin@att.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 06:27:55 -0400
Message-Id: <199806231027.GAA24901@gab200r1.ems.att.com>
To: www-international@w3.org, "'Martin J. Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>
The correct usage is "Telephone".  But if you have a real estate problem on
the screen, the recommendation is to use "tel".  Phone is more ambiguous
than the "tel" in many languages.  I don't have a specific berakdown for

Nuray Aykin
Technical Manager
User-Centered Globalization Group
AT&T Labs

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> From: 	Martin J. Duerst[SMTP:duerst@w3.org]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, June 23, 1998 4:38 AM
> To: 	www-international@w3.org
> Subject: 	tel: or phone:
> Hello everybody:
> I would like to get some feedback from the internationalization
> community on the following. An URI scheme (web address) is in the
> making for telephony. One of the ideas is that you could click
> somewhere on a web page and would get a telephone connection.
> In that context, one of the problems is the name of the scheme.
> The main proposals on the table are tel: and phone:.
> I would like to find out which one is better from an i18n viewpoint.
> In what languages "phone" is understood? In what languages "tel"
> is considered ambiguous? Any other comments?
> Looking forward to a lot of feedback,
> Martin.
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