Summary:ASTERISK-20039: DTMF meta-digit W missing
Reporter:Jeremiah Gowdy (jgowdy)Labels:
Date Opened:2012-06-22 15:56:58Date Closed:2012-09-28 13:37:27
Versions:10.5.1 Frequency of
is related toASTERISK-00301 Add W meta digit to pause 1 second while w meta digit pauses a half second.
Environment:openSUSE 11.4 x86_64Attachments:( 0) jgowdy-wait-6-22-2012.diff
Description:I'm not sure if this was changed intentionally or unintentionally, or perhaps it never existed, but certain legacy documentation seems to reference W as a 1 second wait in addition to w as a 500ms wait.  This is common in a lot of legacy IVR and telephony systems.  This minor patch adds or re-adds W.
Comments:By: Jeremiah Gowdy (jgowdy) 2012-06-22 15:57:22.711-0500

Add 'W' as 1 second wait, to complement w as 500ms wait.

By: Rusty Newton (rnewton) 2012-06-27 18:14:31.102-0500

Can you provide links to any documentation or references in regards to the use of the W digit in older systems? Also can you verify that your patch works against trunk?

By: Jeremiah Gowdy (jgowdy) 2012-07-27 13:14:13.081-0500

It seems that I was mistaken about this being a part of Asterisk, but many older telephony systems seem to use W and w, including our Dialogic based systems, FreeSWITCH, and others.  So just for the sake of compatibility with dial strings from other sources, I would at least like to submit this as a feature request.  http://wiki.freeswitch.org/wiki/Misc._Dialplan_Tools_send_dtmf