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Convert text to Touch Tone representation


text2tt text ...


text2tt  converts text to the Touch Tone sequence used by APRStt.  There are two types  of encoding:

Multi-Press - Used for comments.

Letters are represented by one or more presses of the same key depending on their order listed on the button.  e.g.  Press 5 key once for J, twice for K, thrice for L.

To specify a digit use the number of letters listed on the button plus one.  e.g.  Press 5 key four times to get digit 5.  When two characters in a row use the same key, use the "A" key as a separator.

Two-Key - Used for callsigns.

Digits are represented by a single key press.

Letters (or space) are represented by the corresponding key followed by A, B, C, or D depending on the order of the letter in the order listed.

This application will convert using both methods.




text2tt abcdefg 0123

Push buttons for multi-press method:


Push buttons for two-key method:


See Also

More detailed information is in the pdf files in /usr/local/share/doc/direwolf, or possibly /usr/share/doc/direwolf, depending on installation location.

Applications in this package: aclients, atest, decode_aprs, direwolf, gen_packets, kissutil, ll2utm, log2gpx, text2tt, tt2text, utm2ll