Offtopic: ISO 3166

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Aug 16 1999 - 14:34:37 EDT

Does anyone know why the ISO 3166 code for South Africa is ZA/ZAF, when
the name is "Suid-Afrika" in Afrikaans and "South Africa" in English,
two of the official languages? ZA(F) suggests "Zuid-Afrika", the
Dutch spelling.

	John Cowan
Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! / Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau,
Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
			-- Coleridge / Politzer

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