Re: Euro currency sign

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Oct 21 1997 - 06:23:31 EDT

Ar 02:46 -0700 1997-10-21, scríobh John Clews:
>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.

That is correct. The 3166/MA said that they felt that registration of
entitites like EU, EFTA, NATO, continents, etc. was outside their scope.
They have asked for clarification from ISO.

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