Some codes are chosen based on the native names of the countries. May need to analyze on a case-by-case basis depending on your use case. Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland. You can use it for this purpose. Unless you want to be adventurous, using pycountry is a better idea. The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 1: Country codes.
Is there a rational argument for these decisions or shall I be more constructive by contributing a patch? Better safe than sorry is our thinking. The above shows all codes as upper case with no mention of case insensitivity. It also uses lower case for these codes, which perplexes me. . Unassigned codes — codes that have not been assigned to country names.
However, it is not the only standard for country codes. The codes denoting the subdivision are usually obtained from national sources and stem from coding systems already in place in the country. First, thanks for a great module. In some cases they are not perfectly implemented. There are different types of reserved codes. The characters after the separator cannot be used on their own to denote a subdivision, they must be preceded by the alpha-2 country code.
For more information on each country and the assignment of its code elements, click on its. In general, new alphabetic codes are assigned if a country changes a significant part of its name, while a new numeric code is assigned if a country changes its territorial boundaries. Can't roll a patch since new files are involved, but I've attached a zip of the module with the changes from the latest dev. Those would need to be changed to 'gb'. The change is pretty trivial: 1 in addresses. On 9 September 2010, a panel of the decided, by three votes to two, to dismiss the suit as presenting a not subject to Swiss civil jurisdiction. Click on a cell to see the corresponding entry.
Codes are usually reserved for former countries, overseas territories, international organizations, and special nationality status. The alpha-2 reserved code elements list is divided into the following four categories. Click on the button in the header to sort each column. You can as well have all the countries listed here, so it is easy for anyone to create a csv, json, xml, html, excel etc. For these additional codes, see the section.
Any use, including reproduction requires our written permission. That would require a larger refactoring that I can't take on right now. All copyright requests should be addressed to. Hi dwightaspinwall, To change something like the country code, we definitively need a patch that will go through all the database tables that uses that code and fix them. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please. This results from changes in the standard.
Usually this is justified by their presence in other coding systems. While a code is reserved it will not be used in the standard to represent a country. Reserved codes — codes that do not represent a country name in the standard but that have been reserved for a certain use. I'm trying to piece together the comments here but I'm getting a bit lost. It will be maintained as a transitional reservation for at least five years, for the sake of users who still need to refer to the former entity or whose systems have not yet been updated to refer to the new code. Formerly used codes — Codes that used to be part of the standard but that are no longer in use.
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