contacts: lookup on incoming call

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Sat Aug 30 02:23:21 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 01:46:48PM +0100, Tom Yates wrote:
> using ASU (specifically, 20080826-asu-stable-uImage.bin and
> 20080827-asu-stable-rootfs.jffs2) i have a contacts database full of 
> friends, imported via vcard, in which almost all the phone numbers are in 
> internationally-qualified form (eg fred friend, +44 7971 123456).  that 
> way, i can dial them whatever country i happen to be in.
> but when i'm in the UK, and a UK call comes in, it shows up as just having 
> a local number (eg 07971 123456).
> these two numbers are functionally the same, but the contacts-lookup that 
> happens won't identify the caller as fred friend unless i edit the 
> contacts entry to say 07971... rather than +447971... .

Simple matching algorithm: match from right to left to numbers on



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