Re: [Ltru] Any information on SF?

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Thu, 06 August 2009 19:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ltru] Any information on SF?
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Mark Davis â?? scripsit:

> (That's not "San Francisco" or "Science Fiction", or any confluence of the
> two.)

I shudder to think what "san fiction" would be about (changing a litterbox?),
and as for "SAN fiction", I can scarcely conceive anything more tedious.  :-)

> We're in the process of updating to the new IANA registry, and I was
> cross-checking to http://www.iso.org/iso/iso-3166-1_decoding_table. The code
> 
> SF stands out.

The "decoding table" at
http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/iso-3166-1_decoding_table.htm
gives the enigmatic date "1995-09" in the Notes column for SF, suggesting
that the code was reserved at that time.  However, the code FI has
been around since at least 1986, when the Finland domain name of .fi
was established, and quite likely much earlier.

I'd guess that the code stands for "Suomi/Finland".

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