Use of "CS" for 'Serbia and Montenegro'

Misha Wolf Misha.Wolf at
Thu Jan 13 17:36:24 CET 2005

Peter Constable wrote:

> And there has been a historical definition of "CS" meaning
> "Czechoslovakia", and certainly extant copies of ISO 3166 documenting
> that, with enough industry memory to have left a significant amount of
> confusion.

As a result of the "CS" change, Reuters has abandoned the use 
of ISO 3166 for country identification within our databases.
We cannot afford to invalidate our databases each time the ISO 
3166 MA does something stupid.

Misha Wolf
Standards Manager
Chief Architecture Office


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