Suggestions about separation and ISO code

Oscar van Vlijmen ovv at
Mon Nov 27 19:20:55 UTC 2006

> From: Jonas Melian
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006 6:21 AM
> To: tz at
> Subject: Suggestions about separation and ISO code

> 1) To using ISO 3166 3-character country code becasuse is more readable.
> 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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