[UN long names] - RFC3066bis: looking ahead

John Clews scripts20 at uk2.net
Thu Jan 29 15:57:20 CET 2004

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RFC3066bis: looking ahead
Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Jan 22 20:35:57 CET 2004

At 14:31 -0500 2004-01-22, jcowan at reutershealth.com wrote:

>  > 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.
>The U.N. does not distribute ISO 3166 long names.

(weeps) - Michael Everson

Actually the UN does - and it's hte UN rather than ISO 3166 that
standardises the names.

If you try googling under ungegn, "standardization of geographical names",
long ... etc, you'll probably get something.

I picked up a paper list at a UN conference in New York about 6 years ago.


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