[BNM] optimising content readability

Nick Sayers bnmlist@brightonnewmedia.org
Tue Mar 25 14:35:00 2003


> In particular I'm wondering about stuff like telephone numbers (are groups of
> 3 more readable - 0845 xxx xxx or are pairs better - 0845 xx xx xx)

In general, the correct format for telephone numbers should be:

01xxx xxxxxx (eg: 01273 123456)
02x xxxx xxxx (eg: 020 1234 5678)
01x1 xxx xxxx (eg: 0161 123 4567)
07xxx xxxxxx (eg: 07812 123456)

Not sure about the new 0x00's, 0845x's etc. As a compulsive proof-reader I'd
be interested to know if there are official guidelines. (Hmmm, perhaps
somewhere on the BT site...)

Anyone?

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