RFC3066bis: looking ahead

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Jan 22 19:29:56 CET 2004

At 13:24 -0500 2004-01-22, jcowan at reutershealth.com wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>>  >But outside the diplomatic corps,
>>  >who needs to know that ly is the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahirya?
>>  People translating the long names.
>Recursion: see recursion.
>If the long names are not needed, why is a translation of them needed?

I am not going to justify the need; it is a need.

>In any case, http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2142.html
>contains an unofficial but quite useful and comprehensive list.

I am looking for the official list. The 3166 RA only makes short 
names and two letter codes available. I am looking for the long names 
and 3-letter codes which I understood the UN distributed.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com

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