Those customs stickers on cars

From: Frank da Cruz (
Date: Fri Jun 13 1997 - 11:27:11 EDT

Having nothing to do with Unicode, and not much to do with plain text...
But still this seems an appropriate group:

You know those white oval stickers on cars that contain 1, 2, or 3 letters
denoting the country in which the car is registered, having something to do
with customs and border-crossing?

These are country abbreviations that are not the same as the 2-letter or
3-letter ISO ones (e.g. D for Deutschland, F for France -- only one letter).
I believe these are the same abbreviations that are used in continental
European postal codes, e.g. B-nnnn, D-nnnnn, F-nnnnn, NL-nnnn XX, FIN-nnnn,

Does anybody know the registration authority for these abbreviations, and
where to find a complete list of them?


- Frank

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