Can FIPS codes be translated into arabic?
Thread poster: Ziad Marzouka

Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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May 6, 2005

I just came across a translation jobs of names of countries and their FIPS codes, example: Algeria (AG), can this (AG) be translated into arabic?

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Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
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It would be useless at this time May 6, 2005

Ziad Marzouka wrote:

can this (AG) be translated into arabic?



I am sure if somebody put his/her mind to it, they could come up with a corresponding system in Arabic letters, but so far (to my knowledge) this has not happened. Until such a system is established and widely accepted, attampting to "translate" such codes on your own would be useless. You need to keep them in their Latin letters.

Explain to your client that these are universal codes, not words.

[Edited at 2005-05-06 15:29]


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Ahmad Hassaballa  Identity Verified
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No May 6, 2005

Assalam Alaikom,

No, you don't have to, as these are codes to which some files refer to. Also AG, EG, SA etc.. are considered the identifiers that guide the system ti install/install, encode/decode the letters displayed on the computer whether it is web or application based.

Kind regards,

Ahmad Hassaballa
English/German/Arabic Translator/Proofreader
Localization Engineer


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Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 6, 2005

Again i'm so grateful for your answers! thanks fouad!

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xxxRedha
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DZ and not AG May 8, 2005

Hi !

The FIPS code for Algeria is DZ, just in case..


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Ziad Marzouka  Identity Verified
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I dont agree Redha May 8, 2005

I am sorry Redha but the FIPS code for Algeria is (AG), The (DZ) you are talking about is called the Iso Code
check out http://www.statoids.com/udz.html


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xxxRedha
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Thanks ! May 8, 2005

OOPS ! didn't know this

Choukrane Ziad


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