=pod

=head1 NAME

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

=head1 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 try to respond to requests for a
release due to changes made to the standards, so if a code
changes that you use, feel free to contact me.  Based on my available
time and the time until the next release is scheduled, I will try to
do a release any time the standards change.

=head1 VERSION 3.67  (2021-03-01  sbeck)

=over 5

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.66  (2020-12-01  sbeck)

=over 5

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.65  (2020-09-01  sbeck)

=over 5

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.64  (2020-06-02  sbeck)

=over 5

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item Fixed bug deleting retired codes

The delete_code function failed if you tried to delete a retired code.
This is now fixed.  GitHub #12

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.63  (2020-03-01  sbeck)

=over 5

=item NEW CODE(s)

NOTE: no code changes on 2019-12-01 so no release made at that time.

=item Fixed a retired code

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.62  (2019-08-29  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item Fixed tests

Tests were not working correctly since the previous version.  This is now fixed.

=item Fixed error messages

Many of the error messages were inconsistent or completely wrong (due to cut-and-paste
errors).  They have been fixed.

=item Fixed some return codes

The name2code and code2name functions returned 1 in the case of an error in some
situations instead of undef (which was the documented value).

=item Removed unnecessary dependencies

A number of modules were included as test dependencies that are only used by the author
when preparing releases.  These have been removed as dependencies.  Petr Pisar on GitHub #11

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.61  (2019-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item Converted tests to use Test::Inter

Now uses the same module to do tests as all my other modules.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.60  (2019-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.59  (2018-12-03  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item Removed travis file from the tarball

The tarball had a .travis.yml file in it that wasn't in the MANIFEST file.
Since the MANIFEST file is automatically generated by the perl mkmanifest
tool, since it didn't see the .travis.yml file, I have excluded it from the
tarball.  Reported by Mohammad S Anwar on GitHub (#10)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.58  (2018-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item B<(*) Locale-Codes removed from core>

Locale-Codes will no longer be distributed in new versions of perl.

=item Documentation fix

Fixed an incorrect link reported by Mohammad S Anwar on GitHub (#9)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.57  (2018-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.56  (2018-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.55  (2017-11-17  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<(*) Deprecated in core>

Because correct usage of any of the Locale::Codes modules requires that
they be kept up-to-date, I have long felt that it should not be distributed
as a core module.  After discussion on the perl5-porters list, it is agreed,
and the deprecation process has been started.  Starting with perl 5.28.0,
Locale-Codes will be flagged as deprecated, and it will be removed in
version 5.30.0 .

Thanks to p5p-porters (especially Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaker) for discussion
and guidance.

=item Changes from a github pull request applied

A couple minor changes (updated .travis.yml to include newest versions of
perl; and a couple changes to pod_coverage.t) reported by lancew on GitHub.

=item Got rid of Build.PL

Simplified things by only supporting one of Makefile.PL/Build.PL (and the latter
has been removed from perl core some time ago).  RT 123572

=item Fixed INSTALLDIRS

The behavior of installing core modules changed in 5.12 a bit, and Makefile.PL
now reflects that.  RT 123571

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.54  (2017-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.53  (2017-07-25  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item Fixed the default error condition in legacy modules.

With the addition of the OO module, better error handling was added (and it
was on by default).  The non-OO (legacy) modules did not report errors, so
code that uses them, would now behave differently if invalid data were
passed in.

I have turned off error handling by default in the legacy modules.  The
show_errors method was added to each of the non-OO modules to report errors
if desired.

Reported by dmaestro on GitHub.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.52  (2017-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.51  (2017-04-10  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item Tests no longer require (.) in INC

As of perl 5.25.11, (.) is being removed from INC.  I had to adjust the
tests accordingly.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.50  (2017-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<(*) Rewrote as OO module>

The core module (Locale::Codes) is now an OO module that can be used
directly.  All of the other modules (Locale::Codes::TYPE) are still
the older functional interfaces and remain unchanged.

=item B<Added some constants>

Historically, the constant names used to identify the codesets have been
named inconsistently.  The original constants for codesets are:

   Type      Constants

   country   LOCALE_CODE_*
   currency  LOCALE_CURR_*
   language  LOCALE_LANG_*

   script    LOCALE_SCRIPT_*
   langfam   LOCALE_LANGFAM_*
   langvar   LOCALE_LANGVAR_*
   langext   LOCALE_LANGEXT_*

For consistencies sake, I have added some new codes (which are otherwise
identical to the irregularly named codes):

   country   LOCALE_COUNTRY_*
   currency  LOCALE_CURRENCY_*
   language  LOCALE_LANGUAGE_*

Going forward, all constants will include the full name of the code type.

=item Non-OO modules are now generated

All non-OO modules are now automatically generated.  This will make it easier
to keep them 100% consistent as well as making it easier to add new types
of code sets.

All of the documentation for them is also generated except for the description
of the code sets.  That has been moved into the Locale::Codes::Types document.

=item Fixed a bug where constants were not exported

Some of the constants for some of the newer code sets were not exported properly.
This was fixed when I started generating the non-OO modules, but was reported
(after I had already fixed it in development) as RT 119741 .

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.42  (2016-11-30  sbeck)

=over 4

=item B<Added Czech republic aliases back in>

Common Czech republic aliases disappeared from the standards, so I added
them back in.  Rob Emery

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.41  (2016-11-18  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

Jiri Bohac noted that they were needed so this was release a couple
weeks earlier than planned.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.40  (2016-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.39  (2016-05-31  sbeck)

=over 4

=item B<Added UN codes back in>

The UN codes have been added back in as their own list of codes.
Jarkko Hietaniemi

=item B<Added GENC codes>

The GENC codes have been added.  These are the new US Government codes
that replace the FIPS-10 codes.  They are based on, but not identical to
the ISO 3166 codes.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.38  (2016-03-02  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Tests reworked>

Improved test suite (and made some changes to Codes.pm) based on Devel::Cover.
Test suite now has 100% coverage.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.37  (2015-12-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.36  (2015-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<(!) Removed alias_code function>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.35  (2015-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Documentation improvements>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.34  (2015-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.33  (2014-12-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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.

=item B<Moved repository to GitHub>

Suggested by Gabor Szabo.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.32  (2014-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.31  (2014-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.30  (2014-03-04  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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.

=item B<Bug fixes>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.29  (2014-01-27  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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.

=item B<Bug fixes>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.28  (2013-12-02  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.27  (2013-09-03  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<* 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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.26  (2013-06-03  sbeck)

=over 4

=item B<Documentation fixes>

Some of the examples were not correct.  RT 84589

Some typos corrected.  RT 85692

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.25  (2013-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.24  (2012-12-03  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Syria alias>

Syria added as an alias.  RT 82747

=item B<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.

=item B<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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.23  (2012-09-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.22  (2012-06-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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

=item B<Sorted deprecated codes>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.21  (2012-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.20  (2011-12-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Added limited support for deprecated codes>

The code2XXX, XXX2code, all_XXX_codes, and all_XXX_names functions
now support retired codes.  RT 71124

=item B<Fixed capitalization>

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

=item B<Pod tests off by default>

The pod tests will not run at install time.  RT 71122

=item B<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.

=item B<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 .

=item B<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.

=item B<Added LangFam module>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.18  (2011-08-31  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.17  (2011-06-28  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Added new types of codes>

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

=item B<Added new codeset(s)>

Added language codes from ISO 639-5

Added language/script codes from the IANA language subtag registry

=item B<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

=item B<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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.16  (2011-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.15  (2010-12-02  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Minor fixes>

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

Changed 'use vars' to 'our'

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.14  (2010-09-28  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Bug fixes>

Stripped out some HTML that got included with some codes.

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.13  (2010-06-04  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.12  (2010-04-06  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Reorganized code>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.11  (2010-03-01  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<Added new codeset(s)>

Added the IANA domain names to Country

=item B<Bug fixes>

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.10  (2010-02-18  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=back

=over 4

=item B<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.

=item B<(!) 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

=item B<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 of 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

=item B<New aliases>

Added "UK" alias. Steve Hay

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.01  (2010-02-15  sbeck)

=over 4

=item B<Fixed Makefile.PL and Build.PL>

They now install as core modules as they are supposed to.  Reported in
RT 54526

=back

=head1 VERSION 3.00  (2010-02-10  sbeck)

=over 4

=item NEW CODE(s)

=item B<(*) 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 were made to the
standards, 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.

=item B<(*) (!) 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.

=item B<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)

=item B<(*) (!) 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.

=item B<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.

=item B<(!) 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.

=item B<(!) 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)

=item B<(!) 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).

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.07  (2004-06-10  neilb)

=over 4

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)

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.06  (2002-07-15  neilb)

=over 4

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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.05  (2002-07-08  neilb)

=over 4

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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.04  (2002-05-23  neilb)

=over 4

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().

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.03  (2002-03-24  neilb)

=over 4

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

=back

=head1 VERSION 2.02  (2002-03-09  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 2.01  (2002-02-18  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 2.00  (2002-02-17  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 1.06  (2001-03-04  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 1.05  (2001-02-13  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 1.04  (2000-12-21  neilb)

=over 4

Fixed very minor typos from 1.03!

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=head1 VERSION 1.03  (2000-12-??  neilb)

=over 4

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)

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=head1 VERSION 1.02  (2000-05-04  neilb)

=over 4

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.

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=head1 VERSION 1.00  (1998-03-09  neilb)

=over 4

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.

=back

=head1 VERSION 0.003  (1997-05-09  neilb)

=over 4

First public release to CPAN

=back

=head1 SEE ALSO

Locale::Codes

=head1 AUTHOR

See Locale::Codes for full author history.

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

=head1 COPYRIGHT

   Copyright (c) 2001-2010 Neil Bowers
   Copyright (c) 2010-2021 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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