Sounds great to me, Herbert -- I vote we move to make that an ISO/Unicode
standard, and, while going through that process, implement the "Elbrecht"!
Ar 09:32 -0000 1999-05-30, scríobh Herbert Elbrecht:
>Hi, I do it my way:
>ie: 722012 in Frankfurt
> 069 722012 from elsewhere in Germany
> 0049 69 722012 from most/ITU-T countries abroad
>note: - separates distant-local code
> + fill in 0 for national call
> ++ fill in 00 for international call
>and I think it fits well for the job to be done!
># # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #
>> Your company would write
>> +1 715 362-9586
>> The purpose of the + is to remind you to enter at this point the
>> escape sequence that lifts you onto the international level.
>> This escape sequence is
>> 00 in most countries (as recommended by ITU-T E.163)
>> 19 in France (I think)
>> 011 in North America (I think)
>> There exists an ITU-T E.something document that lists them all.
>> See also <http://www.itu.ch/>.
>> My phone number is +44 1223 334676. 44 is the country code of Great
>> Britain, 1223 is the area code of Cambridge, and 334676 is my local
>> number in Cambridge. Dialing a 0 prefix lifts you out one level.
>> I have to dial 0 to get to the national level where I can now enter
>> an area code. I can also enter a second 0 to get to the international
>> level where I can enter a country code. Therefore to reach me, dial
>> 334676 in Cambridge
>> 0 1223 334676 from elsewhere in Britain
>> 00 44 1223 334676 from most countries
>> 011 44 1223 334676 from the US
>> 19 44 1223 334676 from France
>> +44 1223 334676 standard notation
>> It would all be so easy if France, US, Canada, etc. would finally adopt
>> the 0 and 00 as their area code and country code introducers as it is
>> the international recommendation (ITU-T E.163), instead of complaining
>> that the bloody Europeans still have non-standard phone numbers (which
>> as shown is not true!).
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