From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 02:36:15 EDT
Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> However ISO3166-2 is completely outdated and unmaintained by many
> governments (including a lot of typos or even incorrect codes...).
Governments don't update ISO 3166-2; the Maintenance Agency has done so
several times, most recently in December 2002, in response to changes
submitted by various governmental agencies.
For example, the ISO 3166-2 code for the Canadian province of
Newfoundland and Labrador (formerly just "Newfoundland") was recently
changed from CA-NF to CA-NL, in keeping with changes to Canada Post
abbreviations. While this may represent "over-maintaining," as John
Cowan put it, it does show that 3166-2 is being kept up-to-date. Many
other reference sources still list NF for "Newfoundland."
If you believe there are incorrect codes in ISO 3166-2, I'd be
interested in knowing about them, and I'm sure the MA would as well.
(Please respond off-list, since this thread -- interesting though it may
be -- has nothing to do with Unicode.) Be sure you're looking at the
latest version of 3166-2, including all the newsletter updates.
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