langauge vs. locale

Doug Ewell dewell at
Sat Sep 30 19:29:54 CEST 2006

David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail dot com> wrote:

>> The real issue, if there is one, is not why GB is "GB" (the only 
>> unique words in the name are "Great Britain") but why US is "US" (the 
>> unique word in its name is "America", which should have been used as 
>> the basis for the code by ISO 3166 rules).
> Because US is already used for the United States of America, and is 
> widely known for that, to the point that using anything would be 
> confusing?

That's exactly what people say about "UK".

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14 

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