The ISO 3166 code CS
Scripts2 at sesame.demon.co.uk
Sun Sep 21 08:35:56 CEST 2003
In message <99112 at sesame.demon.co.uk> Scripts2 at sesame.demon.co.uk (John Clews)
> Any further news on YU/CS?
> In a break during a recent meeting of ISO/TC37, I had heard that
> ISO/TMB would be approached with a view to rescinding this, if the
> ISO 3166/MA did not reverse this.
> Has anybody heard anything else?
> In message <004001c35b68$b4443080$7084ab44 at anhmca.adelphia.net>
"Doug Ewell" writes:
> > John Clews <Scripts2 at sesame dot demon dot co dot uk> wrote:
> > > Much to my surprise, Serbia and Montenegro requested the use of this
> > > for Serbia and Montenegro while they still use the code YU, and there
> > > is no indication that YU is deprecated, or that it will be added to
> > > ISO 3166-3.
> > >
> > > More to my surprise, the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (maintained
> > > within ISO HQ itself, in Switzerland) granted this request, and
> > > apparently did not refer to ISO 3166-3 (superseded codes).
Doug Ewell replied:
> > In fact, ISO 3166-3 Newsletter I-3 was issued on July 23, announcing the
> > addition of YU to ISO 3166-3 as a by-product of removing it from ISO
> > 3166-1. See:
> > http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/03updates-on-iso-3166
> > /nlp3i-3e.html
> > And ISO 3166-1 Newsletter V-8 does specify that "the old entry for
> > 'Yugoslavia' (p. 21)" is to be deleted, so to be fully conformant and
> > up-to-date with 3166, neither Serbia and Montenegro nor anyone else
> > should "still use the code YU."
> > Nevertheless, the choice of CS to represent Serbia and Montenegro, when
> > that code was used until 1993 (not that long ago) to represent
> > Czechoslovakia (not that far away), was a serious mistake, regardless of
> > the perceived mnemonic value of CS ("Crnagora i Srbija"?).
> > I wish ISO 3166/MA had not felt the need to change the codes YU and YUG
> > at all, but I guess the purpose of the standard is to represent "names
> > of countries," not the countries themselves.
> > -Doug Ewell
> > Fullerton, California
> > http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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