Betr.: [ic] Chapman codes
J van Dijk 'BV Kunststoffenindustrie Attema'
j.vandijk at attema.nl
Fri Aug 6 07:42:23 EDT 2004
>>> mike at perusion.com 6-8-04 6:28:53 >>>
> I have tried hard over the years to make Interchange at least
> friendly to non-US users and consumers.
> Nonetheless, it is common for we Americans to get bashed for being
> insensitive to the geography of other countries. Perhaps deservedly
> so in some cases, but I believe we are handicapped by the lack of
> standard convention on postal codes. Try and find an authoritative
> list of states/provinces, and see what you find.
> Probably the most common complaints are about the choices we made
> for the UK, and over time I have added numerous
> (though I am far from sure of the distinction).
> I recently ran across the Chapman codes which are usually related to
> geneology, and wonder if this type of abbreviation is accepted for
> addressing. Looking at the Royal Mail specs, it seems that it isn't
> even necessary to have a county/region/province name, just the
> town and postal code suffices.
> Should we
> 1) Use Chapman codes
> 2) Put in a mechanism to totally remove the state/province
> certain countries, based on some data in the country
> Does anyone with some real knowledge know what is best?
> I guess this query is not only for the UK but for other countries.
> instance, I have a very nice list of Norwegian locales that could be
> used, but is that even appropriate?
Chapman is unknown in Holland, we use name,adress,city and postalcode,
Belgium uses the same syntax.
Jan van Dijk
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