Number normalization #85

sts opened this Issue Sep 23, 2013 · 9 comments


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sts commented Sep 23, 2013

Numbers which start with whitespace, plus, number seem to confuse the normalization algorithm in use.

This format doesn't work:
' +43555555'

This works:

Thats pretty annoying when copying numbers from websites etc. Would be great to get a fix.

@eofster eofster closed this in e721a12 Nov 2, 2013

sts commented Jun 15, 2014

Was this already released? It still doesn't work for me in 1.1.4

sts commented Jun 23, 2014

@eofster can you help me with this?


eofster commented Jun 23, 2014

Hmm, I need to check this again.

@eofster eofster reopened this Jun 23, 2014

@eofster eofster modified the milestones: 1.1.5, 1.1 Jun 23, 2014


eofster commented Jul 13, 2014

What exactly do you see? Just tried pasting “ +4412345678901” into Telephone’s text text filed for dialing. The call was made to “”.

sts commented Jul 13, 2014

Try ' +44 12345678901'. This one doesn't. Basically numbers on the internet are there in various formats and copy and pasting should work with any letter/number combination unless they messed up the 0-prefix quoting.

A leading whitespace is often in the copy and paste buffer when you select numbers from websites. My initial description was actually wrong. Sorry.


eofster commented Jul 13, 2014

I understand and agree that leading and trailing spaces must be stripped. I just can’t reproduce it.

I copied that number ‘ +44 12345678901’ with the leading space. When I paste it into Telephone’s text field, the leading space is stripped. When I make a call after that, there is no space in the beginning.

Same happens when I manually add spaces to the beginning of the number that is already pasted. After pressing Enter the spaces are stripped and the call is made to a number without spaces.

And how are you reproducing it?

sts commented Jul 13, 2014

I paste the number with a leading whitespace and another whitespace somewhere in the number. When i try to call the number, I receive: Call declined.

Once I remove the leading whitespace and trigger another call, it is set up correctly.

Version 1.0.4 (104)


eofster commented Jul 13, 2014

Oh, you’re using Telephone 1.0.4? I think, it was fixed later. Current version is 1.1.4.

sts commented Jul 13, 2014

Actually works in the latest version. I thought I'm running the latest already. Sorry for that. :)

@eofster eofster closed this Jul 14, 2014

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