Bug#229325: countrychooser: please use "country/region" instead of "country"
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 13:05:35 +0100
Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.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.