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The Telecom Digest for Nov 1, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 200 : "text" Format
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Re: How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones (tlvp)
Re: PBX Attendant Tips (David Clayton)

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Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:28:43 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones Message-ID: <11k9cep9axg8y$.eg9e0nmk5230.dlg@40tude.net> On Wed, 21 Oct 2015 03:15:17 -0400, in a Moderator's comment to a post by Monty Solomon, Bill Horne wrote: > ... I'm considering switching to "UTF-8" ... I most wholeheartedly and enthusiastically encourage you to do so, and as soon as practical :-) ! ISO 8859-1 (and -2, and -15, et al.) won't ever be good for more than isolated, local, insular, stop-gap use. UTF-8, OtOH, is a universal solution that even Apple and Microsoft are coming around to accepting after decades of promulgating their own, proprietary methods. Bravo for being open to accepting that change! Cheers, -- tlvp --- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP. ***** Moderator's Note ***** I'd like some more opinions on this: please respond either online or offline, and let me know if you are in favor of the Telecom Digest switching from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:14:19 +1100 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: PBX Attendant Tips Message-ID: <pan.2015.> On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:33:48 -0700, HAncock4 wrote: ...... > . If you speak clearly and properly with your lips not more than > two inches from the transmitter, you do not need to make the effort of > speaking loudly. ...... It amuses me these days when you observe someone using a cellphone raising their voice because they can't hear clearly at their end making the overall call a useless mess because they are simply boneheads. --- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Cellphone users tend to raise their voices because very few cellular phones have a "sidetone" feature, i.e., they don't feed the microphone back into the earpiece so that users experience a more "normal" environment, as if they were speaking to someone else without the phone blocking their ear. This is why "POTS" phones almost all have a hybrid network in them to feed the user's voice into both the phone line and the earpiece: when the earpiece is blocking their ear, they need to have the phone provide the feedback they would normally hear while speaking without it. If you observe salesmen using a cellphone, you'll often see that they tilt the phone away from their ear while speaking. That's how they keep their voice sounding natural to the person they're talking with. Bill Horne Moderator

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