UN/LOCODE perspective on character sets

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Thu Dec 17 15:19:53 CST 2015

UN/LOCODE version 2015-2 has been released [1], and the Manual still
contains the following about character sets:

"27. Place names in UN/LOCODE are given in their national language
versions as expressed in the Roman alphabet using the 26 characters of
the character set adopted for international trade data interchange, with
diacritic signs, when practicable (cf. Paragraph 3.2.2 of the UN/LOCODE
Manual). International ISO Standard character sets are laid down in ISO
8859-1 (1987) and ISO10646-1 (1993). (The standard United States
character set (437), which conforms to these ISO standards, is also
widely used in trade data interchange)."

Spot the errors.

[1] http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/codes_index.html

Doug Ewell | http://ewellic.org | Thornton, CO ����

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