Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
debbie at ictmarketing.co.uk
Fri Mar 24 16:57:24 CET 2006
So what would be the best or a good solution to the problem?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Davis [mailto:mark.davis at icu-project.org]
> Sent: 24 March 2006 15:19
> To: Debbie Garside
> Cc: 'Doug Ewell'; ietf-languages at iana.org
> Subject: Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
> I know that. The problem is that the UN lists 830 *not* as a region, but
> as a country or area (whereby 'area' they appear to mean territory, so
> they can get around the contested country issues).
> Debbie Garside wrote:
> > FYI These are the codes as requested:
> > Guernsey GG GGY
> > Jersey JE JEY
> > Isle of Man IM IMN
> > The Channel Islands comprise the Bailiwick of Jersey (population
> > and the Bailiwick of Guernsey (population 62,700), itself comprising
> > three separate jurisdictions of Guernsey (with the adjacent inhabited
> > of Herm and Jethou), Alderney and Sark.
> > The Channel Islands are an aggregated geographical grouping rather than
> > political entity and did not form part of the original request to ISO.
> > Regards
> > Debbie Garside
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:ietf-languages-
> >> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
> >> Sent: 24 March 2006 06:33
> >> To: ietf-languages at iana.org
> >> Subject: Re: Guernsey Jersey and Isle of Man ISO 3166-1 Codes
> >> Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:
> >>> On http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm, I see 4
> >>> missing codes, not three.
> >>> 830 Channel Islands
> >>> 831 Guernsey
> >>> 833 Isle of Man
> >>> 832 Jersey
> >>> That is, they still haven't changed 830 into a regional code. Any word
> >>> on that? Also, what will the alpha-3 codes for these be?
> >> If I remember correctly, and I may not, 830 was assigned in UN M.49
> >> before the others were. 831, 832, and 833 have always matched the
> >> Exceptionally Reserved ISO 3166-1 code elements GG, JE, and IM
> >> respectively, but there has never been an ISO 3166 equivalent for 830.
> >> To my mind, it would make the most sense for UNSD to treat 830 as a
> >> (very small) geographical sub-region code element, comprising 831 and
> >> 832, much the same way that 053 comprises Australia and New Zealand.
> >> Mark is correct that they have chosen not to do this, at least for now,
> >> and I for one have no way of knowing whether they plan to keep it that
> >> way.
> >> Only ISO 3166/MA can say what the alpha-3 codes corresponding to GG,
> >> and IM will be... although a little bird may have whispered them in
> >> Debbie's ear.
> >> --
> >> Doug Ewell
> >> Fullerton, California, USA
> >> http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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