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TokyopunK
08-13-2006, 08:32 PM
I was watching the Rogers Cup final and saw SUI as the abbreviation.
I was just wondering if anyone knew where the U came from, as there is no U in Switzerland.

zhan
08-13-2006, 08:42 PM
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?

lorenza
08-13-2006, 08:46 PM
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?

you are smart! happy? :mrgreen:

zhan
08-13-2006, 08:46 PM
you are smart! happy? :mrgreen:


YEAHH I got a compliment!!
:mrgreen:

lorenza
08-13-2006, 08:48 PM
YEAHH I got a compliment!!
:mrgreen:

dont get too used to it...

zhan
08-13-2006, 08:53 PM
dont get too used to it...
o really?
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nickybol
08-14-2006, 02:23 AM
its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?
Espaņa

croatian sensation
08-15-2006, 06:52 AM
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nickybol
08-15-2006, 11:30 AM
I didn`t think that! Why is The Netherlands abbreviated as NED? Why is Sweden abbreviated as SVE?

simi
08-15-2006, 12:00 PM
I didn`t think that! Why is The Netherlands abbreviated as NED? Why is Sweden abbreviated as SVE?

The "official" list of country codes is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is controlled under ISO 3166 and can be either a 2 or 3 latin-character code. The ISO 3166-1 code for Sweden is SWE and The Netherlands is NLD. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 3-alpha code for each country is the same, however, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) 3-alpha code for The Netherlands is NED (while the IOC 3-alpha code for Sweden is SWE).

Confusing? Yup, hence the need for ISO.

More info at:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_code

SVE comes from the first three alpha characters of the country name, as spelled in Swedish (Sverige). It would be less confusing if everyone uses ISO standards.

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p.s. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code, as well as the NATO three-letter code for Switzerland is CHE. The IOC code (as well as the ITU (International Telecomunication Union)) is SUI.

javier sergio
08-15-2006, 12:09 PM
Sui= Suiza
Esp=Espana

oscar_2424
08-15-2006, 12:09 PM
so what's the difference between CHIle and CHIna

simi
08-15-2006, 12:16 PM
so what's the difference between CHIle and CHIna

People's Republic of China
ISO = CHN
IOC = CHN
NATO = CHN
ITU = CHN

Chile
ISO = CHL
IOC = CHI
NATO = CHL
ITU = CHL

armand
08-15-2006, 12:28 PM
If you're driving around Europe, you'll often see cars with stickers indicating what country they're from. Spain has ESP, Great Britain has GB, Croatia has HR etc. You'll see cars from Switzerland with 'CH' on their stickers.

croatian sensation
08-15-2006, 01:54 PM
btw. Sorry nickybol. I'm blind..didn't see it wasn't tokyopunk again but you.

nickybol
08-15-2006, 11:00 PM
The "official" list of country codes is maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is controlled under ISO 3166 and can be either a 2 or 3 latin-character code. The ISO 3166-1 code for Sweden is SWE and The Netherlands is NLD. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) 3-alpha code for each country is the same, however, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) 3-alpha code for The Netherlands is NED (while the IOC 3-alpha code for Sweden is SWE).

Confusing? Yup, hence the need for ISO.

More info at:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_code

SVE comes from the first three alpha characters of the country name, as spelled in Swedish (Sverige). It would be less confusing if everyone uses ISO standards.

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p.s. The ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 code, as well as the NATO three-letter code for Switzerland is CHE. The IOC code (as well as the ITU (International Telecomunication Union)) is SUI.
It was a retorical question.

Mr.Federer
08-16-2006, 04:39 AM
Sweden=Sve=Sverige

Lleyton Hewitt
08-16-2006, 05:23 AM
from my brief research :
Swiss people speak French and German
Switzerland in French - la Suisse
Swiss man in French - Suisse
Swiss woman in French - Suissesse

So... SUI

its like Spain abbrev. = ESP
but english its Spain but in Spanish Spain = Espana
so.. ESP samething, no?

I was going to say that Suisse was swiss in french. I learn French in school and also Federer speaks French so it might be popular in switzerland

Docalex007
08-16-2006, 08:49 AM
If you're driving around Europe, you'll often see cars with stickers indicating what country they're from. Spain has ESP, Great Britain has GB, Croatia has HR etc. You'll see cars from Switzerland with 'CH' on their stickers.

And just D for Germany. L for luxembourg.

What I don't understand is that in the case of Germany. In the US they use the GER abbr.. Here in Germany we use the DEU abbr..

But for Spain it stays their native ESP. Hmmm...