Re: Euro currency sign

From: Misha Wolf (
Date: Tue Oct 21 1997 - 08:59:10 EDT

John Clews wrote:
>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.

ISO 3166 is not the source of currency codes. ISO 4217 is. It is true
that most currency codes allocated by ISO 4217 have a ISO 3166 country code
as their first two characters. This is not, however, universally so.

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