How do you like to read a phone number?

George Brooke at
Mon Dec 29 18:27:56 CET 2008

On Monday 29 December 2008 17:09:58 arne anka wrote:
> > d) I'd like to avoid to use a specific class for every coutry. For now
> > (until I will not find some very big problems) I would like to have a
> > simple big text file with all the configuration. I did for Italy and
> > seem to be pretty fast.
> well, whatever might be most common in a particular country has not
> necessarily to be the way an individual user likes to see it!
> i for one don't know, what is most popular in germany, and honestly, i
> don't care (soccer is very popular in germany, but i think it is
> execeptionally dull and stultifying).
> additionally: what if a user changes country (holidays, business trip,
> whatever) -- should the format of the number change as well? no, because
> the user is still the same.
> so, i'd suggest to simple add a regexp or so (for grouping in XX XX XX or
> XXXX XXXX or XX XX XXX) in a config file together with options for showing
> international prefix (+XX) and using space or - as separator.
Why not do it like the internationalisation of currency settings is done, 
country settings supplies the default but user can change it and only check on 
first use.
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