What is EDIFACT + Call for help on docs
Sun, 27 May 2001 04:00:50 +0100
Just writing to drop two notes on things talked on the last days.
EDIFACT is a "standard" that means something like
Trade (ou Transport... not sure).
As I told you when I presented myself, I'm a consultant. I've been working
on the last two years on one of the Portuguese celular operators. The
billing system (over which I make developments) uses EDIFACT for some data
interchange with other entities/systems. Note that the billing system was
developed by a German company (LHS Gmb).
I never had to decode or analise EDIFACT messages but as far as I can
remmeber it has fixed fields with asterisks (*) padding the spaces between
fields. It is something not very good to look at...
As for Merkel call for help on the documentation... I still need to get
GnuCash to work on my machine. I tryed a while ago and was having many
problems compiling support libraries. I use Slackware. The current branch
(just entered beta state) has upgraded to Gnome1.4. I've got the new
packages on my laptop awaiting to get into my desktop.
I think that after the upgrade I'll be able to compile guppy and g-wrap
easily and then GnuCash. If I get that to work tommorrow (Sunday), maybe I
can try to help with some of those help files that say "not documented yet".
If not, sorry.
Notice that I did'nt get involved in development nor in discussions on this
list, so I migth not be the best person to do this. I would also need some
english native to go and proof-read the docs, as my english has some
OK. Take care :)
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