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Re: [bug-gettext] country code list in gettext stale

From: Daiki Ueno
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] country code list in gettext stale
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:17:08 +0900
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Hi Karl,

address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

> The gettext manual includes a country code list (node Country Codes,
> file doc/iso-3166.texi).  It's not up to date (in, for
> example, it does not include SS for South Sudan.  I'm not sure if it's
> really a good idea for gettext to redundantly include these tables
> (ditto ISO 639), but either they should be removed or updated.
> For the current list, the best place I know to look is
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_alpha-2
> since ISO has unfortunately put their list behind a web registration
> (and I don't get the impression they provide the simple text list any
> more at all).

Thanks for the information.  I've updated it from the page (I'll do the
same for language codes soon).

For further automatic update, I wonder if we could use iso-codes
package, which Debian folks maintain:
For country codes, currently it is identical to the above.

Daiki Ueno

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