RE: Flag Symbols

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 00:30:00 CST

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    From: [] On Behalf Of Karl Pentzlin

    > In fact, 632 characters (i.e. a 40 column block) is needed for a
    > solution which avoids the need to incorporate all future changes of
    > ISO 3166 manually.

    Well, one problem with encoding FLAG AA, etc. is that ISO 3166 does not guarantee stability. So, fifty years from now when (suppose) the redefine DE, then archived data will get mis-interpreted.

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