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Subject: Re: [ubl] [GC] Additional metadata

i agree this sounds like precisely the things we need.  of course, the 
actual metadata avilable is constrained by what the code owners 
themselves publish. 
in this case the UN/ECE only publish the 2 and 3 digit code NOT the 
symbol.  Someone would have to match up symbols with codes (the actualy 
ISO 4217 code list is not free).  I am not sure we want the 
responsibility of doing this.
having said that there is an follow on argument that we should include 
ALL metadata the official code owners publish.  after all, why should we 
make decisions about what to leave off? 
in UBL 2.0, the genericode files mainly contained just the code and a 
description - just so some kind of lookup functions could work.  but as 
we are seeing there is more valuable information to potentially go in 
there.  we have been discussing the UNLOCODEs and I am proposing 
including all metadata published in  our updated genericde file.  we 
could be the same for currency (and add the 2 digit code).  but the 
process has to be the look at what the agencies we state as maintaining 
the code provide and work with those.

JAVEST wrote:
> Dear all,
> about the update package I think it could be useful to have the 
> currency codelist improved with an additional metadata for currency 
> symbols.
> Currency symbols can be expressed into Unicode, please find below the 
> "currency symbols" from Unicode 5.0 standard:
> http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U20A0.pdf
> Regards,
> Roberto Cisternino
>>    Please note this from the last Pacific call minutes:
>>       Can other members of the UBL TC identify code list files
>>       that would be improved by additional metadata?
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