Stability in standards

John Hudson
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 08:26:26 -0800

At 06:55 2/25/2002, Michael Everson wrote:

>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.

This explains quite a lot. I imagine many Romanians would object to 
carrying passports that identified them as Rom (gypsies).

John Hudson

Tiro Typeworks
Vancouver, BC

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