ISO 3166-1 change in name of Venezuela

Phillips, Addison addison at
Thu Mar 19 16:05:07 CET 2009

Add me to the chorus: let’s skip this one.

Please note: nothing in BCP 47 obligates us to track the names assigned by any of the ISO standards. Only their code assignments are obligatory. I’m glad that Doug notes these things, though, since occasionally there may be a change that is important to capture.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:58 AM
To: John Cowan
Cc: ietf-languages at; Doug Ewell
Subject: Re: ISO 3166-1 change in name of Venezuela



On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 06:42, John Cowan <cowan at<mailto:cowan at>> wrote:
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> ISO 3166-1 has recently changed the short name of Venezuela to
> "Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of", thereby matching the long name.
All hail Simon Bolivar, but I don't think it's necessary for us to
follow suit.

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