KDE Core/ISO Codes

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ISO Codes in KDE

KDE uses ISO standard codes in a number of places, primarily the Country Code, Language Code and Currency Code in KLocale. Currently KDE maintains our own data files for these codes and our own translations which imposes a maintenance burden to keep the codes and translations up to date.

The Debian iso-codes project maintains a package that includes xml files of various ISO Codes and translations for them in po files. This project is well maintained and regularly updated and is used by many projects and distro's for this. It would make sense to adopt iso-codes as the source for our codes and translations.

ISO 3166 Country Code

http://git.debian.org/?p=iso-codes/iso-codes.git;a=blob;f=iso_3166/iso_3166.xml

The iso-codes project xml format is as follows:

<!DOCTYPE iso_3166_entries [
        <!ELEMENT iso_3166_entries (iso_3166_entry+, iso_3166_3_entry*)>
        <!ELEMENT iso_3166_entry EMPTY>
        <!ATTLIST iso_3166_entry
                alpha_2_code            CDATA   #REQUIRED
                alpha_3_code            CDATA   #REQUIRED
                numeric_code            CDATA   #REQUIRED
                common_name             CDATA   #IMPLIED
                name                    CDATA   #REQUIRED
                official_name           CDATA   #IMPLIED
        >
        <!ELEMENT iso_3166_3_entry EMPTY>
        <!ATTLIST iso_3166_3_entry
                alpha_4_code            CDATA   #REQUIRED
                alpha_3_code            CDATA   #REQUIRED
                numeric_code            CDATA   #IMPLIED
                date_withdrawn          CDATA   #IMPLIED
                names                   CDATA   #REQUIRED
                comment                 CDATA   #IMPLIED
        >
]>

Some example entries are:

        <iso_3166_entry
                alpha_2_code="AF"
                alpha_3_code="AFG"
                numeric_code="004"
                name="Afghanistan"
                official_name="Islamic Republic of Afghanistan" />
        <iso_3166_3_entry
                alpha_4_code="YUCS"
                alpha_3_code="YUG"
                numeric_code="891"
                date_withdrawn="1993-07-28"
                names="Yugoslavia, Socialist Federal Republic of" />


Translation Status

http://translationproject.org/domain/iso_3166.html

Country Code Format Conversion

ISO 3166-2 Country Region Code

ISO xxx Language Codes

ISO xxx Currency Codes


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