[OT] Europe vs. European Union (was: Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final)
philip_chastney at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 31 03:24:01 CDT 2017
ahem -- as I expect you're well aware, it's the United Kingdon that's opting to quit the EU, and England is only a part of the United Kingdom
... and the United Kingdon, in turn, only covers part of the British Isles
On Fri, 31/3/17, Manuel Strehl <boldewyn at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [OT] Europe vs. European Union (was: Re: Unicode Emoji 5.0 characters now final)
To: "Unicode Mailing List" <unicode at unicode.org>
Date: Friday, 31 March, 2017, 7:10 AM
I'm missing context, but what is the specific problem of
those lists differing?
EU and Europe _are_ two different things. The United States
of America similarly do not include the whole of America,
despite the name.
Norway and Switzerland and some others (incl. soon England)
might not be too happy with either institution to make a
forced move to unify those lists.
2017-03-30 23:39 GMT+02:00
Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic.org>:
"M49 Standard" (that's how they're styling
it now; I guess we
should stop writing "M.49") assigns a code element
for each "country or
area" and groups these into "geographical
To find the "countries or areas" included within
code element 150 for
"Europe," simply visit https://unstats.un.org/unsd/
select Geographic Regions from the menu at the left, and
entries for Europe and its four subregions. The lists are
six languages, including French.
To find the countries that make up the European Union at any
moment, visit http://europa.eu/european-
similar for other EU languages). As is well known, this list
in the past and will change in the future.
The point is that UNSD's definition of Europe and the
roster of the
European Union are different lists, and no attempt is made
organization to make these lists identical or to explain or
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org
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