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Re: Euro currency sign

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 12:59:10 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0000745177@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode Discussion <unicode@unicode.org>
John Clews wrote:
>Which standards bodies, and according to which standards/maintenance
>agencies are these allocated? I understood that ISO 3166 (which is
>the source of all other currency codes) does not include the 2-letter
>combination EU, and that the responsible committee (ISO/TC46/WG2,
>directly under ISO/TC46) and the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency voted
>AGAINST including codes for the European Union and other
>international organizations in this standard.

ISO 3166 is not the source of currency codes.  ISO 4217 is.  It is true 
that most currency codes allocated by ISO 4217 have a ISO 3166 country code 
as their first two characters.  This is not, however, universally so.

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