Suggestions about separation and ISO code
jonas.esp at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 29 18:16:54 UTC 2006
What is ISO 3166?
It contains a two-letter code which is recommended as the general
purpose code, _a three-letter code which has better mnenomic
properties_ and a numeric-3 code which can be useful if script
independence of the codes is important.
You can see the three-letter code of some countries here:
2006/11/27, Andy Lipscomb <AndyLipscomb at decosimo.com>:
> There is no shortage of codes for countries. In my programming, I usually
> use the 3-letter codes of the International Olympic Committee, since what I
> write is generally sports-related. But for this purpose, being able to
> match codes with the CLDR is the most important criterion (other than
> backward compatibility), and that argues for ISO 2-letter.
> J Andrew Lipscomb, CPA*ABV, ASA
> Decosimo Corporate Finance
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oscar van Vlijmen [mailto:ovv at hetnet.nl]
> Sent: Mon 27 November 2006 14:21
> To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
> Subject: Re: Suggestions about separation and ISO code
> > From: Jonas Melian
> > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 6:21 AM
> > To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
> > Subject: Suggestions about separation and ISO code
> > 1) To using ISO 3166 3-character country code becasuse is more readable.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1
> > For any person it's easier to identify a country by the code of
> > 3-letters that by the one of 2-letters.
> Internet top level domain names for countries are 2-letter codes, derived
> from the ISO list. More people know something about the internet country
> codes than about 3-letter ISO codes.
> More or less related are the US Federal Information Processing Standard
> (FIPS) 10-4 codes, also 2-letter codes.
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