[Mageia-discuss] IRC community channels - need a ruling from the board

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 4 18:32:30 CEST 2010

Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> schrieb am 2010-10-04
> We tend to follow our federal postal authority guidelines called "Canada
> Post" who used to have reference books volumes at their postal outlets
> but now promote their website reference areas and when posting overseas
> they would prefer country code designation (
> http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGintdest-e.asp  -- you just
> click on the country and it will return the country code) which are btw
> the ISO country code designations.

This is definitely going way off topic, so this is my last remark.

<OT>I'm quite sure the German Postal Services (we don't have a Federal service 
anymore, it's been privatized) have some guidlines as well and I'm quite sure 
most companies, who do their mail using some programm or other follow those 
guidlines as well.
But most private citizens will not. One reason is, they don't know about those 
guidlines and are too lazy to look if there are any.
And most people will not go into the web to look if there are any guidlines. 
After all the postal services have computer systems that are quite clever and 
are able to sort by country names as well.
If you are sending a postcard there even is (most of the times) an extra line 
for putting the country name (under the two lines designated for ZIP and 

But that's neither here nor there. </OT>

After all, I think the way Romain has posted is the best. Use the two-letter 
codes we (and most others) are already using and in case of problems, let's 
find solutions for those because there may be some isolated problems but there 
definitely is no general problem...


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