ISO 3166-2 (was: Re: Scottish English)

Doug Ewell dewell at
Mon Aug 27 02:09:01 CEST 2007

Mark Davis <mark dot davis at icu dash project dot org> wrote:

> I agree with you that the syntax couldn't be incorporated directly, 
> but we could work around it (not in this group, but in the LTRU 
> group). For example, we could say that variants of the form SUBxxxxx 
> with a prefix containing a region code were reserved for ISO 3166-2 
> codes. The key issues are relevance, suitability, and stability.

We could do this in LTRU, it is true, but I sincerely hope we don't. 
It's an ugly hack to get around the syntactical problem, and does 
nothing to solve the stability and free-availability problems.

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

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