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    1 GNU miscfiles NEWS  16 November 2010
    2 
    3 Copyright (C) 2001, 2004,2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    4 See the end for copying conditions.
    5 
    6 Please send GNU miscfiles bug reports to bug-miscfiles@gnu.org.
    7 
    8 
    9 Version 1.5
   10 
   11 Updated the Unicode character database to 4.1.0 version of the standard.
   12 
   13 Several typos are fixed in multiple files.  Other ones are expanded.
   14 
   15 The list of airports has undergone major work.  Three new fields are
   16 added for country, geographical subdivision of country, and major
   17 cities served.  The list has been extended as well.
   18 
   19 
   20 Version 1.4.2
   21 
   22 Updated the currency codes, removing old European currencies that were
   23 replaced with Euro, adding missing currencies for countries formed out of
   24 Soviet Union, updated a few other currencies that were changed or being
   25 changed (Suriname dollar, Russian rouble, Bulgarian lev, ariary, ...).
   26 Removed the unmaintainable subdivision (no updated source available for
   27 gratis, bad format).
   28 
   29 Changed the language name for 'Sinhalese' to 'Sinhala'.
   30 
   31 
   32 Version 1.4.1
   33 
   34 Fixed the date in the NEWS file.
   35 
   36 
   37 Version 1.4
   38 
   39 Removed the GNU task list, which is no longer maintained as a single
   40 file; and also removed the jargon file, which is likewise now an array
   41 of html documents and generally distributed separately anyhow.
   42 
   43 Removed the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence
   44 because they were limited to a certain country and may be considered
   45 political.
   46 
   47 License worries about the Unicode data are no longer a problem due to
   48 a change in the Unicode license.
   49 
   50 Renamed 'postal.codes' to 'na.postalcodes'.
   51 
   52 Many many things updated, of course.
   53 
   54 
   55 Version 1.3
   56 
   57 New file in this release:
   58 
   59 bcp-index.txt
   60 	Index for the "Best Current Practices" internet standards documents.
   61 
   62 Many files updated; see the ChangeLog for details.
   63 
   64 
   65 
   66 Version 1.2
   67 
   68 New files in this release:
   69 
   70 unicode
   71 	The Unicode character set.
   72 
   73 currency
   74 	A table showing the currencies of the world
   75 
   76 countries
   77 	A table giving the official abbreviations and names of the
   78 	countries of the world, with their capital cities.
   79 
   80 I have dropped city codes from inter.phone, for several reasons.  It
   81 is very difficult to obtain accurate up-to-date information for most
   82 of the countries of the world.  The ITU keeps a good list of country
   83 dialing codes, but within countries, things change too much for me to
   84 be able to keep up, and rather than contain unfixable and wrong
   85 information, I decided to only distribute what I could be confident of.
   86 Many many new countries are now represented in the list, however.
   87 
   88 The na.phone file has been carefully synced against current reality.
   89 
   90 The 5-digit zipcodes file has been dropped, since zipcodes do not map
   91 to towns and cities any more; many 5-digit zipcodes now cross sound
   92 boundaries.
   93 
   94 A spelling error in web2 is fixed; and the airports and propernames
   95 lists have been extended slightly.
   96 
   97 The jargon file has been refreshed; the upstream author now regards
   98 html as the primary form of it, so the info file has been dropped in
   99 favor of html.  rfc-index.txt, fyi-index.txt, std-index.txt,
  100 mailinglists, tasks.texi, and cities.dat have all been refreshed from
  101 their upstream sources.
  102 
  103 Fran├žois Pinard has added more to his excellent abbreviation lists.
  104 
  105 
  106 Version 1.1
  107 
  108 The na.phone file has been entirely rebuilt.  inter.phone contains new
  109 codes for the United Kingdom, several changes to reflect the changing
  110 political world, and more codes for some countries (Sweden, Norway). 
  111 
  112 Many new files have been added:
  113 
  114 latin1
  115   like `ascii'; describing the ISO Latin-1 character set
  116 
  117 languages
  118   two-letter codes for languages, from ISO 639.
  119 
  120 mailinglists
  121   Description of all the public Project GNU related mailing lists.
  122 
  123 GNU-manifesto
  124   The GNU Manifesto
  125 
  126 tasks.{texi,info}
  127   The GNU task list.
  128 
  129 jarg400
  130   The Jargon file (same as the _Hacker's_Dictionary_)
  131 
  132 abbrevs.talk, abbrevs.gen:
  133   Some common abbreviations used in electronic communication
  134 
  135 rfc-index.txt, fyi-index.txt, std-index.txt
  136   Indexes of internet standardization documents.
  137 
  138 cities.dat
  139   geographic coordinates of many major cities
  140 
  141 postal.codes
  142   postal codes for US and Mexican states and Canadian provinces
  143 
  144 us-constitution
  145   The Constitution of the United States of America
  146 
  147 us-declaration
  148   The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
  149 
  150 
  151 
  152 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  153 Version 1.0
  154 
  155 Initial release, comprising 
  156 airport, ascii, birthtoken, connectives, inter.phone, na.phone, operator, 
  157 propernames, web2, web2a, and zipcodes.
  158 
  159 
  160 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  161 Copyright information:
  162 
  163 Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  164 
  165    Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
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  167    copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
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  170    Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
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  172    under the above conditions, provided also that they
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