# What is the T and the I in dispatcher language?

From October 2019 ASRS CALLBACK, a captain told a story when the dispatcher

told me, “All the ‘T’s had been crossed, and all the ‘I’s had been dotted: everything has been done the right way, routine... etc.”

What is the ‘T’ and the ‘I’ mean in this sentence? What is their significance?

• It's referencing an idiom. Or are you asking about what the dispatcher would have actually done? – fooot Oct 24 '19 at 17:43
• Hah it is English word, not aviation specific. Yes this is the answer I want. So the dispatcher means he alr do every thing needed for the flight. Thx a lot – vasin1987 Oct 24 '19 at 17:46

Having dotted your "I"s and crossed your "T's means that you've paid attention to all the details, that you've finished everything that needs to be done, the job is complete.