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Old Sep 25th 2013, 02:03 PM
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I'm still at 7 altogether (B, NL, L, F, D, UK, CH).
I can't even conceive how you get a list like that of Pestilence. (are you CIA or KGB, Pestilence ? )
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I'm still at 7 altogether (B, NL, L, F, D, UK, CH).
I can't even conceive how you get a list like that of Pestilence. (are you CIA or KGB, Pestilence ? )
What is CH?
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 02:07 PM
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What is CH?
Switzerland. Are these codes not used in the US ?
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Switzerland. Are these codes not used in the US ?
No sir. At least not to my knowledge.

B, NL, L, F, D, UK, CH

I interpreted as Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, and... Switzerland?
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Old Sep 25th 2013, 02:12 PM
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No sir. At least not to my knowledge.

B, NL, L, F, D, UK, CH

I interpreted as Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, and... Switzerland?
Correct and L is Luxembourg.
I had no idea these codes aren't used in the US. I thought they were global.
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Correct and L is Luxembourg.
I had no idea these codes aren't used in the US. I thought they were global.
Global like the metric system.





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Correct and L is Luxembourg.
I had no idea these codes aren't used in the US. I thought they were global.
Well, where else but cars are they used (some places, maybe, but not many)? And to get a car to the US, one needs to take a ship, which is hardly ever done, so I suppose that might be why they aren't very well known in the US.
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Correct and L is Luxembourg.
I had no idea these codes aren't used in the US. I thought they were global.
CH is Switzerland? Wow.

NL and UK are certainly global, but none of the other ones. Seems like a [local] Europe thing to me.
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CH is Switzerland? Wow.
Yes, it stands for Confederatio Helvetica (Latin).

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Global like the metric system.

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NL and UK are certainly global, but none of the other ones. Seems like a [local] Europe thing to me.
Nope, it's global. It's under the auspices of the UN:
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The allocation of codes is maintained by the United Nations as the Distinguishing Signs of Vehicles in International Traffic (sometimes abbreviated to DSIT), authorised by the UN's Geneva Convention on Road Traffic of 1949 and the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968. Many vehicle codes created since the adoption of ISO 3166 coincide with ISO two- or three-letter codes.
The US has 'USA' and Canada has 'CDN' (which apparently stands for 'Canadian Dominion').
Besides, I've seen them on car plates of cars in many African and Asian countries (not personally obviously, in movies and news items).

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Well, where else but cars are they used (some places, maybe, but not many)? And to get a car to the US, one needs to take a ship, which is hardly ever done, so I suppose that might be why they aren't very well known in the US.
They're also used in the addressing of snail mail. And check your groceries; all EU produce should have name and address of the producer on it. The address also includes this country code. My mackerels come from DK-9300 Saeby in Denmark, my beans from F-62159 Vaulx-Vraucourt in France and my coffee filters come from 6201 BA Maastricht-NL in the Netherlands
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Old Sep 26th 2013, 10:40 AM
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Yes, it stands for Confederatio Helvetica (Latin).

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Nope, it's global. It's under the auspices of the UN:
Right, hence my attempt at humor.

This is metric usage, or rather lack thereof.

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