new code for SS

Markus Scherer at
Thu Aug 11 01:40:02 CEST 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:

> I'm not convinced that this is a problem we need to solve in the
> Registry.  Misha previously compared this to the use of 'YU' to mean,
> first, the original Yugoslavia with its pre-1991 borders, and later, the
> entity consisting only of Serbia and Montenegro (before it was renamed
> as such in 2003).  As with Sudan, the same alpha-2 code element
> continued to be used after the borders had changed.
> IMHO, this is *not* the same situation as when ISO 3166/MA allocated
> 'CS' to Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 after it had previously been used
> for Czechoslovakia (until 1993). [...]

I agree with Doug: Keep SD for the remaining Sudan.

Another example is "DE" (although it predates the subtags registry) which
remained in use for "Germany" beyond its unification.

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