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Bug#229325: countrychooser: please use "country/region" instead of "country"

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 13:05:35 +0100
Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:

> The ISO-3166 list is officially at ISO a *country* list.
> However, ISO (and UNO as this list is validated by UNO) considers that
> many special territories, entities deserve their own code. Most often
> because they are autonomous territories even if they are not
> represented at UNO, for instance.
> However, they are not regions, so the best adapted term is *country*
> anyway. We should also think that trying to be amore precise could be
> somewhat confusing to our users. 
> This part of d-i is most often aimed at choosing a country, so I
> prefer we keep this simple formulation...

I just noticed that HongKong and Macau are not countries when I translated
iso-codes. "country/region" is simple and precise enough. I don't think anyone
would confused by these words. In UN's website, it was described as "Country or
area & region codes".

Ok, It's not a real problem to d-i itself. Feel free to change it or not.


 Best Regards,

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