[FEATURE REQ, RFC], improving ergonomic HMI fingerprint cross verification

Thomas Schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Fri Jul 16 19:57:32 CEST 2004

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Werner Koch wrote:
| On Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:52:49 -0400, David Shaw said:
|>The problem with this sort of thing is translation.  I don't know what
|>"Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot" would be in other languages,
| It is the standard in all wireless communications.  For example all
| radio amateurs are required to know this phonetic alphabet.  AFAIK, it
| has been choosen so that all terms are easily distinguishable even by
| most non-english speakers.

full agree.

| However, I don't think that printing these works will help much and it
| makes visible comparison of a printout to a screen displayed
| fingerprint even harder.

taking that. but maybe to an assembler coder..., i have got feedback
from professional HMI ergonomists (friends), they disagree.
anyway, ive asked not for change, it could be just an add. option.

|>This would be a really big problem for translators.
| Not only this.  Such an alphabet is highly dependent on a good
| understanding of the language and thus every language would need its
| own alphabet - making it even harder to exchange fingerprints across
| borders.

disagreed in my last post.

| Thus better learn the Alpha..Zulu alphabet and just use it when
| reading fingerprints to someone.

you mean it? absolutely inacceptable cause human error impliable by an
additional uncontrolled comms/trans layer outside the controlled system,
if ever, its to be done by inside the system and a machine.

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