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Re: BBDB and twinkle

From: Frank Dordowsky
Subject: Re: BBDB and twinkle
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 22:05:06 +0200
User-agent: mu4e 1.6.9; emacs 27.2

Thanks for info, I have installed version 3.2. I'll try the bbdb-dial-function.

"Roland Winkler" <> writes:

> On Sun, Oct 24 2021, Frank Dordowsky wrote:
>> I understand that it is possible to dial a number noted in BBDB by
>> pressing M-d. I use twinkle as a SIP phone and I have set the variable
>> bbdb-modem-dial to the string "twinkle --immediate --hide --call" which
>> works when using it in a console. However, when pressing M-d, BBDB opens
>> a web page in a browser. Do I need setting some other variables? Is
>> there a description or example on how to use BBDB with a softphone?
> Which version of BBDB are you using?  There was a variable
> bbdb-modem-dial in BBDB 2, but not anymore in BBDB 3.  In BBDB 3, by
> default (see the user variable bbdb-dial-function bound to
> bbdb--dial-default), BBDB will pass the string "tel:<phone number>" to
> browse-url.  The latter function is the emacs standard interface for all
> kinds of url.  You can set up the user variable browse-url-browser-function
> to handle a url "tel:<phone number>" by passing it to something like
> twinkle (which I do not know at all).  This is essentially outside BBDB,
> but the browse-url interface can be used by other emacs packages, too.
> Roland

Frank Dordowsky
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