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NAME

       Locale::Codes::Changes - details changes to Locale::Codes


SYNOPSIS

       This describes the changes made to modules in the Locale-Codes
       distribution.  Major changes are marked with asterisks (*).  For the
       most part, all modules have remained backward compatible at every
       release, but occasionally a change is made which is backward
       incompatible. These are marked with an exclamation mark (!).

       As of 3.00, the codes are autogenerated from the standards. With each
       release, codes will be re-generated and tested to see if any code
       changed. Any time there are any changes to the codes, it will be
       flagged below with a change: NEW CODE(s).

       I intend to check for new codes four times a year (March, June,
       September, December). I will also check on request, so if a code
       changes that you use, feel free to contact me.  Any time there are new
       codes, I will add them to the module and release a new version.


VERSION 3.41 (planned 2016-12-01; sbeck)


VERSION 3.40 (planned 2016-09-01; sbeck)


VERSION 3.39 (planned 2016-06-01; sbeck)


VERSION 3.38 (planned 2016-03-01; sbeck)


VERSION 3.37 (2015-12-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.36 (2015-09-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       (!) Removed alias_code function
           The alias_code function was preserved for backward compatibility,
           but has been deprecated since 3.20.  It has been removed.


VERSION 3.35 (2015-06-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Documentation improvements
           Many changes to the formatting in the documentation to improve it.
           Suggested by Pete Houston.


VERSION 3.34 (2015-03-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.33 (2014-12-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Filled out LOCALE_LANG_TERM codeset
           The terminologic language codes only included codes from languages
           where the ISO specified both a bibliographic code and a
           terminologic code.  If both are not specified, the better solution
           was to use the code for both code sets.  Prompted by a suggestion
           by Jarkko Hietaniemi.

       Moved repository to GitHub
           Suggested by Gabor Szabo.


VERSION 3.32 (2014-09-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.31 (2014-06-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Bug fixes
           Fixed a bug in the scripts used to extract data from spreadsheets
           that prevented the SHP currency code from being found.  RT 94229


VERSION 3.30 (2014-03-04; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       alias_code remove date set
           The alias_code function exists for backward compatibility.  It has
           been deprecated since version 3.20 when it was replaced by
           rename_country_code.  The alias_code function will be removed in
           the December 2014 release.

       Bug fixes
           Fixed a problem that was preventing rename_* functions to not work.
           RT 92680.


VERSION 3.29 (2014-01-27; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       ISO 3166 country codes improved
           ISO 3166 is now browsable online (previously, only the alpha-2
           codes were) and it contains more accurate information than the
           previous sources, so I've switched to using the full standard.  In
           response to RT 92303 which reported some codes being 'retired' that
           should not have been.

       Bug fixes
           Fixed the pod test files so that pod tests won't get run at install
           time.  In response to RT 91167.


VERSION 3.28 (2013-12-02; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.27 (2013-09-03; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       * FIPS-10 country codes removed
           As of June, the FIPS codes are not being published in their
           entirety.  Only changes to the codes are published.  This adds a
           huge layer of complexity to maintaining the set, which is not worth
           doing considering that the set is deprecated.  As such, the code
           set is no longer supported.


VERSION 3.26 (2013-06-03; sbeck)

       Documentation fixes
           Some of the examples were not correct.  RT 84589

           Some typos corrected.  RT 85692


VERSION 3.25 (2013-03-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.24 (2012-12-03; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Syria alias
           Syria added as an alias.  RT 82747

       FIPS-10 country codes deprecated
           The FIPS-10 document is being withdrawn.  It was deprecated in
           2008, and is being updated now only until all the agencies that use
           it have switched to something else.  The current version no longer
           lists the long names for countries.  These long names (such as
           'Republic of Albania' for Albania) only appeared in the old FIPS-10
           document which is no longer available, so they are no longer
           available in this module.

           I will continue to support the FIPS-10 codeset as long as it is
           available, but at that point, it will be withdrawn immediately.  If
           an official end-of-life date is announced, I will include a notice
           here.  Otherwise, support for the codeset will be discontinued when
           the document is withdrawn.

           You are encouraged to no longer use the FIPS-10 codeset.

       Domain country codes now come from ISO 3166
           The IANA domain codes have changed slightly.  The IANA no longer
           publishes a list of countries associated with their codes.
           Instead, they use the ISO 3166 codes and country names.  However,
           they support a few non-standard codes, so I will continue to
           maintain this codeset.  The domain codes are now lowercase to
           correspond to the ISO 3166 codes.


VERSION 3.23 (2012-09-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.22 (2012-06-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Updated perl version required
           Changed 'require 5.002' (which dated back to the version 2.xx
           Locale-Codes) to 'require 5.006'.  Some features used in Locale-
           Codes are not supported that far back.  Nicholas Clark

       Sorted deprecated codes
           The codes in the generated deprecated codes modules were not sorted
           making version diffs bigger than they should be.  Nicholas Clark


VERSION 3.21 (2012-03-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.20 (2011-12-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Added limited support for deprecated codes
           The code2XXX, XXX2code, all_XXX_codes, and all_XXX_names functions
           now support retired codes.  RT 71124

       Fixed capitalization
           The 'South Sudan' country was all caps.  RT 71024

       Pod tests off by default
           The pod tests will not run at install time.  RT 71122

       Codesets may be specified by name
           All codesets may be specified by a constant or by their name now.
           Previously, they were specified only by a constant.

       alias_code deprecated
           The alias_code function exists for backward compatibility.  It has
           been replaced by rename_country_code .  The alias_code function
           will be removed sometime after September, 2013 .

       Code cleanup
           All work is now done in the central module (Locale::Codes).
           Previously, some was still done in the wrapper modules
           (Locale::Codes::*) but that is gone now.

       Added LangFam module
           Added Language Family codes (langfam) as defined in ISO 639-5.


VERSION 3.18 (2011-08-31; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       No longer use CIA data
           The CIA world added non-standard values, so I no longer use it as a
           source of data.  Based on a report by Michiel Beijen.


VERSION 3.17 (2011-06-28; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Added new types of codes
           Added Language Extension codes (langext) and Language Variation
           codes (langvar) as defined in the IANA language registry.

       Added new codeset(s)
           Added language codes from ISO 639-5

           Added language/script codes from the IANA language subtag registry

       Bug fixes
           Fixed an uninitialized value warning.  RT 67438

           Fixed the return value for the all_XXX_codes and all_XXX_names
           functions.  RT 69100

       Reorganized code
           Reorganized modules to move Locale::MODULE to Locale::Codes::MODULE
           to allow for cleaner future additions.  The original four modules
           (Locale::Language, Locale::Currency, Locale::Country,
           Locale::Script) will continue to work, but all new sets of codes
           will be added in the Locale::Codes namespace.


VERSION 3.16 (2011-03-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.15 (2010-12-02; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Minor fixes
           Added version number to Makefile.PL/Build.PL requirement for POD
           testing modules.  RT 62247

           Changed 'use vars' to 'our'


VERSION 3.14 (2010-09-28; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Bug fixes
           Stripped out some HTML that got included with some codes.


VERSION 3.13 (2010-06-04; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)


VERSION 3.12 (2010-04-06; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Reorganized code
           Renamed test.pl to testfunc.pl to avoid causing an error when built
           as part of perl.


VERSION 3.11 (2010-03-01; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Added new codeset(s)
           Added the IANA domain names to Country

       Bug fixes
           Fixed a problem that produced warnings with perl 5.11.5.  Jerry D.
           Hedden


VERSION 3.10 (2010-02-18; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       Reorganized code
           Moved support files into the Locale::Codes namespace.

           The work done in each of the Locale::XXX modules was virtually
           identical to each other. It has all been moved to a central module
           and the Locale::XXX modules are now just wrappers.

       (!) Changed XXX_code2code behavior slightly
           In previous versions, passing in the same code set for both code
           set arguments would automatically return undef. For example:

              country_code2code('bo',LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2,LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2);
                 => undef

           This doesn't seem like reasonable behavior, so it has been changed
           to allow the same code set:

              country_code2code('bo',LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2,LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2);
                 => 'bo'

           Note that if an invalid code is passed in, undef will still be
           returned:

              country_code2code('bol',LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2,LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2);
                 => undef

       Added many semi-private routines
           Previous versions had only two semi-private routines:
           rename_country and alias_code which had the ability to modify the
           internal data in a couple very limited ways. It was requested (in
           an anonymous posting by someone named Steve and also by Steve Hay)
           that better support for modifying internal data, so a full set of
           routines were added.

           The full set of routines includes:

              rename_country
              rename_language
              rename_currency
              rename_script

              add_country
              add_language
              add_currency
              add_script

              delete_country
              delete_language
              delete_currency
              delete_script

              add_country_alias
              add_language_alias
              add_currency_alias
              add_script_alias

              delete_country_alias
              delete_language_alias
              delete_currency_alias
              delete_script_alias

              rename_country_code
              rename_language_code
              rename_currency_code
              rename_script_code

              add_country_code_alias
              add_language_code_alias
              add_currency_code_alias
              add_script_code_alias

              delete_country_code_alias
              delete_language_code_alias
              delete_currency_code_alias
              delete_script_code_alias

       New aliases
           Added "UK" alias. Steve Hay


VERSION 3.01 (2010-02-15; sbeck)

       Fixed Makefile.PL and Build.PL
           They now install as core modules as they are supposed to.  Reported
           in RT 54526


VERSION 3.00 (2010-02-10; sbeck)

       NEW CODE(s)

       (*) New maintainer
           From 1997 to 2004, Locale::Codes was maintained by Neil Bowers.
           Unfortunately, no updates were made from June 2004 to January 2010.
           During that time, a number of changes have been made to the
           standards since then, so the data included was out-of-date.

           I contacted Neil to get his permission to assume maintenance of the
           module, and he kindly agreed.

       (*) (!) All codes are generated from standards
           All of the values returned by the various functions are now values
           directly from the standards. This means that the values returned in
           the 2.xx series are not necessarily the same as the values returned
           here.

           As an example, the ISO 3166 standard which lists country codes
           refers to the country associated with the code "bo" as "Bolivia,
           Plurinational State of", so that is what is returned. In the 2.xx
           series, "Bolivia" was returned.  Also, the country names vary from
           one standard to another. So the code "bol" which is maintained by
           the United Nations returns the name of the country as "Bolivia
           (Plurinational State of)". Some common aliases have been added, so
           you can still request a code associated with a county name
           "Bolivia".

           Since the data comes from the standards, some "incorrect" values
           are no longer supported. For example, 2.07 treated "Zaire" as an
           alias for "Congo", but the country changed it's name, and "Zaire"
           is not in the standard, so it has been dropped in 3.00.

       Added new codeset(s)
           FIPS 10 country codes (requested in RT 1755)

           Alpha-3 and Term language codes (requested in RT 11730)

           Numeric currency codes (requested in RT 18797)

       (*) (!) Locale::Script changed
           In 2.xx, Locale::Script assigned scripts to country codes, which is
           NOT how it is done currently in the standards. It appears that an
           older version of ISO 15924 did this, but I haven't found an old
           version to confirm that, and in any case, that is not the case in
           the current standards.

           As a result, the Locale::Script module is completely incompatible
           with the 2.xx version with respect to the types of codes it
           supports. None of the old codes will work.

       Added missing functions
           I've added in some functions which were "missing" previously (since
           there was only one set of codes supported, the code2code functions
           didn't apply):

              language_code2code
              currency_code2code

           so the interfaces for each type of codes are consistent.

       (!) Dropped support for _alias_code
           In Locale::Country, _alias_code was an allowed, but deprecated
           function which was documented to be supported in the 2.xx series.
           I've removed it.

       (!) All functions return the standard value
           code2country (and other equivalent functions) now returns the name
           of the country specified in the standard (if the different
           standards refer to the country by different variations in the name,
           the results will differ based on the CODESET)

       (!) rename_country function altered
           The rename_country function from 2.07 would guess the CODESET
           (unlike all other functions which used a default of
           LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2). The guess can cause problems since (with the
           addition of FIPS) codes may appear in different codesets for
           different countries. The behavior has been changed to be the same
           as other functions (default to LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2).


VERSION 2.07 (2004-06-10; neilb)

       Made $_ local in the initialization code for each module change back-
       propagated from Perl distribution

       Removed two non ISO-8859-1 characters from language names change back-
       propagated from Perl distribution

       Added the following aliases, with a test case for each
          - Burma added to Myanmar
          - French Southern and Antarctic Lands to
            French Southern Territories patch from TJ Mather

       "Canadian Dollar" was misspelled as "Candian Dollar"
          - noted by Nick Cabatoff, patch from Michael Hennecke

       Changes to Locale::Country reflecting changes in ISO 3166
          - added Aland Islands (ax, ala, 248)
          - YUGOSLAVIA is now SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
             YU => CS
             YUG => SCG
             891 => 891 (unchanged)
             (YUGOSLAVIA retained as an alias)
          - EAST TIMOR changed to TIMOR-LESTE
             (old name retained as an alias)
          - three letter code for Romania changed from ROM to ROU

       ZAIRE is now CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE
           ZR  => CD
           ZAR => COD
           180 => 180 (unchanged)
           (ZAIRE retained as alias)


VERSION 2.06 (2002-07-15; neilb)

       The four modules which have data after __DATA__ weren't closing the
       DATA filehandle after reading from it, which they should. Bug and patch
       from Steve Hay.


VERSION 2.05 (2002-07-08; neilb)

       Added three letter codes for the countries that were missing them.
       Patch from TJ Mather.

       Documentation bug: one of the examples used => where the lvalue was a
       constant, which isn't allowed, unless you put the () with the constant
       to force the right interpretation.  Pointed out by TJ Mather and MYT.

       Updated the URL for the appendix in the CIA world factbook.  Patch from
       TJ Mather.


VERSION 2.04 (2002-05-23; neilb)

       Updated according to changes in ISO 3166-1 described in ISO 3166-1
       newsletters V-4 and V-5, dated 2002-05-20:
          - Kazakstan is now "Kazakhstan"
          - Macau is now "Macao" The old names are retained as aliases.

       The alpha-2 and alpha-3 codes for East Timor have changed:
          tp -> tl
          tmp -> tls the numeric code stays 626. If you want to support the
       old codes, you can use the semi-private function alias_code().


VERSION 2.03 (2002-03-24; neilb)

       Fixed a typo in the alias for the Vatican, reported (with patch) by
       Philip Newton.

       Added "Moldova" as an alias for "Moldova, Republic of"

       Updated Makefile.PL to include AUTHOR and ABSTRACT


VERSION 2.02 (2002-03-09; neilb)

       Added semi-private routine rename_country() to Locale::Country, based
       on a patch from Iain Chalmers.

       Added test rename.t for the above function.

       Renamed _alias_code to be alias_code. Have retained the old name for
       backwards compatibility. Will remove it when the major version number
       next changes.


VERSION 2.01 (2002-02-18; neilb)

       Split the documentation for all modules into separate pod files.

       Made sure all =over were =over 4; some were other values.

       The code2code() methods had one more shift than was needed.


VERSION 2.00 (2002-02-17; neilb)

       Created Locale::Script which provides an interface to the ISO codes for
       identification of scripts (writing scripts, rather than perl style
       scripts). The codes are defined by ISO 15924, which is currently in
       final draft.  Thanks to Jarkko for pointing out this new standard.  All
       three code sets are supported, and a test-suite added.

       Added support for country name variants to Locale::Country, so that
          country2code('USA')
          country2code('United States')
          country2code('United States of America') will all return 'us'.  This
       had been in the LIMITATIONS section since the first version.  Patch
       from TJ Mather with additional variants from me. Added test-cases for
       these.

       Added VERSION to Locale::Constants. Thanks to Jarkko for pointing that
       it was missing.

       Should really have bumped major version with previous release, since
       there was a change to the API.


VERSION 1.06 (2001-03-04; neilb)

       Added Locale::Constants, which defines three symbols for identifying
       which codeset is being used:

          LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_2
          LOCALE_CODE_ALPHA_3
          LOCALE_CODE_NUMERIC

       Updated Locale::Country to support all three code sets defined by ISO
       3166. This was requested by Keith Wall.  I haven't added multiple
       codeset support to the other modules yet - I'll wait until someone asks
       for them.


VERSION 1.05 (2001-02-13; neilb)

       Added Locale::Currency, contribution from Michael Hennecke.

       Added test suite for it (t/currency.t) and added test cases to t/all.t
       for the all_* functions.


VERSION 1.04 (2000-12-21; neilb)

       Fixed very minor typos from 1.03!


VERSION 1.03 (2000-12-??; neilb)

       Updated Locale::Country:
          - fixed spelling of a few countries
          - added link to a relevant page from CIA world factbook

       Updated Locale::Language:
          - fixed typo in the documentation (ISO 939 should be 639)


VERSION 1.02 (2000-05-04; neilb)

       Updated Locale::Country and Locale::Language to reflect changes in the
       relevant ISO standards. These mainly reflect languages which are new to
       the relevant standard, and changes in the spelling of some country
       names.

       Added official URLs for the standards to the SEE ALSO sections of the
       doc for each module.

       Thanks to Jarkko Hietaniemi for pointing me at the pages with latest
       versions of ISO 3166 and 639.


VERSION 1.00 (1998-03-09; neilb)

       Added Locale::Country::_alias_code() so that 'uk' can be added as the
       code for "United Kingdom", if you want it.  This was prompted by Ed
       Jordan.

       Added a new test suite for handling this case, and extended the
       existing test-suite to include testing of the case where 'uk' hasn't
       been defined as a valid code.


VERSION 0.003 (1997-05-09; neilb)

       First public release to CPAN


SEE ALSO

       Locale::Codes(3)


AUTHOR

       See Locale::Codes for full author history.

       Currently maintained by Sullivan Beck (sbeck@cpan.org).


COPYRIGHT

          Copyright (c) 2001-2010 Neil Bowers
          Copyright (c) 2010-2015 Sullivan Beck

       This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.



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