Stability in standards

Keld Jørn Simonsen
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 19:07:35 +0100

On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 02:55:15PM +0000, Michael Everson wrote:
> The 3166 MA has answered:
> >The change was permitted because the government of Romania urgently
> >requested it. The Romanian Government wanted to see their country 
> >identified
> >not by ROM but ROU on the new passports they are issuing and which are in
> >line with certain EU and ICAO regulations.

Why did those reques 3-letter codes in the first place?
Two letters are enough for all countries, and much more
widely known anyway.

Best regards