Re: Where to Add new Currency Sign? -- Cultural adaptability

From: N.R.Liwal (
Date: Thu Dec 23 1999 - 12:41:31 EST

Hi John;

Nice to hear from you, I am not against ISO or any other
Standards. I am working to addopt standards which
can facilitate writing in the local lanauges which are
acceptable to those who want to use it, I have no right
to impose any standards.

I will appreciate if you tell me Afghani in ISO 4217 or
where I can have a look at.

Wish you all the best.

----- Original Message -----
From: John Clews <>
To: Unicode List <>
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Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Where to Add new Currency Sign? -- Cultural adaptability

> In message <> "N.R.Liwal" writes:
> > As computers are going to be multiligual, therefore the ISO two
charachte> r
> > of Roman Script may not be acceptable to certin nations, for instance
> > in my country few people can read the roman script and can understand
> > it. Therefore they will not like AFs or AFA for Afghanis.
> But that's what is already in ISO 4217. It benefits international
> trade in an increasingly global environment, that people dealing with
> currencies of all sorts can use such codes (and I'm not sure of the
> exact code for Afghani currency unit in ISO 4217).
> Nothing says ISO 4217 codes have to be in use in Afghanistan if
> Afghanistan prefers a different solution as a national standard.
> Best regards
> John Clews
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