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Bug#872867: is ISO-3166 really the optimal list for our users?

On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 12:28:18AM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> According to this section in the Debian Installer i18n guide[1], the
> list of countries is based on ISO3166.

Kosovo is listed in ISO3166 as RS-KM, see

However we don't list subdivisions.

> According to wikipedia, ISO3166 comes from a group of 10
> representatives[2] from mostly rich countries.

Most of them from countries actually reognizing Kosovo as independent,
so what?

> It may be interesting to support micronations like the Principality of
> Hutt River[5] too.

This one is not recognized by anyone.

Please let the peolpe of Kosovo speak for themselves.


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		-- Kirk, "A Taste of Armageddon", stardate 3193.0

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