Re: Euro currency sign

From: Lars Henrik Mathiesen (
Date: Wed Oct 22 1997 - 05:51:42 EDT

   From: Misha Wolf <>
   Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:16:32 -0700 (PDT)

   Let me quote from ISO 3166/MA N 334, "List of Reserved Code Elements",
   dated May 1996:

      Certain code designations existing in other coding systems ...
      differing from those established in this Standard should not be used
      for designating entities in ISO 3166.
      EU European Union

I was not aware of this. (Last time I saw a copy of ISO 3166 was
before the EU treaty was signed --- but anyway, I didn't remember the
existence of this type of reservation.)

What is the practical difference between registering a code for an
entity, and reserving a code to denote that entity?

Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <> (Humour NOT marked)

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