Re: Euro currency sign

From: John Clews (
Date: Mon Oct 20 1997 - 05:02:16 EDT

Dear Misha

In message <> writes:
> Harald T. Alvestrand wrote:
> > What's the 3-letter monetary code for the Euro?
> >
> > Harald T. Alvestrand
> > monetary unit Kr (NOK)
> Alpha = EUR
> Numeric = 978

Which standards bodies, and according to which standards/maintenance
agencies are these allocated? I understood that ISO 3166 (which is
the source of all other currency codes) does not include the 2-letter
combination EU, and that the responsible committee (ISO/TC46/WG2,
directly under ISO/TC46) and the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency voted
AGAINST including codes for the European Union and other
international organizations in this standard.

I whish this were not so, but it is so.

I shall be attending the UK committee which oversees this in a couple
of weeks: could you telephone me or email me to see whether anything
useful can be progressed in this area?

I look forward to hearing from you

                                   Yours sincerely

                                     John Clews

Chair of ISO/TC46/SC2: Conversion of Written Languages;
Member of CEN/TC304: Character Set Technology;
Member of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC2: Character Sets.

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