Re: [Ltru] Any information on SF?

Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@comhem.se> Thu, 06 August 2009 18:52 UTC

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According to 
http://www.iso.org/iso/support/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/iso-3166-1_
decoding_table.htm#SF,
it appears to have been withdrawn in 1995.

SF  Finland         1995-09

Why was there ever such a code? Well, "SF" would be an abbreviation for
"Suomi/Finland".
"Suomi" is "Finland" in Finnish. Erkki might know more.

I've seen it recommended/used way back when (presumably before 1996...). It
was used for vehicle country
codes too (current code "FIN", according to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_vehicle_registration_code
s).
Both sets of country codes (ISO, vehicle) have been used for paper mail.

    /kent k



Den 2009-08-06 20.34, skrev "Mark Davis" <mark@macchiato.com>om>:

> I am NOT suggesting adding it to the registry. I just wanted to find out what
> it is, to see if we need a mapping in CLDR.
> 
> Mark
> 
> 
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:31, Randy Presuhn <randy_presuhn@mindspring.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi -
>> 
>> As technical contributor...
>> 
>> My suggestion would be to not worry about it.
>> 
>> As co-chair...
>> 
>> It's *way* too late and too unlikely to be the source of
>> any kind of problem to open it up as an issue here.  If
>> someone thinks it would be *useful* to add it to the registry,
>> ietf-languages@iana.org would be the place to do it.
>> 
>> Randy
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Mark Davis ⌛" <mark@macchiato.com>
>> To: "LTRU Working Group" <ltru@ietf.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 11:16 AM
>> Subject: [Ltru] Any information on SF?
>> 
>> 
>> (That's not "San Francisco" or "Science Fiction", or any confluence of the
>> two.)
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>> *Transitionally reserved*
>> BU    Burma
>> CS    SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
>> NT    Neutral Zone
>> *SF    Finland     Not in IANA. CLDR maps to FI??
>> *TP    East Timor
>> YU    Yugoslavia
>> ZR    Zaire
>> 
>> I had first presumed that SF is not included because it was withdrawn before
>> RFC1766. But SF is not even listed in
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-3 as a retired code. (ISO makes it
>> exceptionally painful, as we all know, to get access to 3166-3:
>> http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/background_on_iso_3166/iso_3166-3.htm).
>> Note that http://www.iso.org/iso/iso-3166-1_decoding_table definitely has
>> some oddities. For example, instead of "officially assigned", for two items
>> it has "officiellement attribué". So for all we know, SF is just a mistake
>> in that table!
>> 
>> Does anyone know more about the code SF?
>> 
>> For comparison, here are the "Exceptionally Reserved", two of which are
>> obsolete codes.
>> 
>> *Exceptionally Reserved*
>> AC    Ascension Island     ok
>> CP    Clipperton Island     ok
>> DG    Diego Garcia     ok
>> EA    Ceuta, Melilla     ok
>> EU    European Union     ok
>> *FX    France, Metropolitan     Deprecated in IANA: IANA maps to FR
>> *IC    Canary Islands     ok
>> *SU    USSR     Deprecated in IANA: CLDR maps to RU AM AZ BY EE GE KZ KG LV
>> LT MD TJ TM UA UZ
>> *TA    Tristan da Cunha     ok
>> *UK    UNITED KINGDOM     Not in IANA. CLDR maps to GB*
>> 
>> Mark
>> 
>> 
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