Time Zone Localizations

jcowan at reutershealth.com jcowan at reutershealth.com
Fri Jun 18 21:25:50 UTC 2004

Clive D.W. Feather scripsit:
> jcowan at reutershealth.com said:
> >>> uses the UN geographic codes whenever
> >>> ISO duplicates a code, since unlike the ISO codes, the UN codes are stable.
> > They are not stable in the sense of never changing.  They are stable in the
> > sense of never being reassigned, unlike both the 2-alphas and the 3-alphas.
> You hope. What guarantee do you have?

There are no guarantees in life.  The U.N. has a formal policy that the
numbers don't get reassigned unless the national territory changes substantially
(Serbia & Montenegro has a new number compared to Yugoslavia) and don't get

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