[OT] country codes

From: Doug Ewell (dewell@compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Nov 28 2000 - 01:49:04 EST

Peter Constable <Peter_Constable@sil.org> wrote:

> Can anybody tell me what relationship, if any, there is between ISO
> 3166 and FIPS PUB 10-4 (http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip10-4.htm)?
> I get the impression that they are different. The document at the
> link cites FIPS PUB 104-1 in conjunction with ISO 3166, but I can't
> find that document at the FIPS site.

I can't find any relationship at all, other than the intent and scope
of coverage. The codes are not the same (e.g. Algeria is AG in FIPS
but DZ in ISO), and for several countries FIPS lists fewer subdivisions
than ISO.

-Doug Ewell
 Fullerton, California

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