Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 12:27 GMT原來是因為 ISO_3166-1 的關係，雖然說平常不會沒事去看 mirrorlist 或是逛 ArchLinux 的 Download 頁面，但今天就註死被我看到了，而且覺得很礙眼，奇摩子不是很好，所以就寫信去問了 iso.org：（英文很破，不要炮我，不過很明顯的，對方應該知道我在講什麼 XD）
Our website uses the ISO_3166-1 nomenclature, of which the country names originate from the United Nations. Certain of these names are indeed subject to dispute [#] however, as a Linux distribution, we are largely incompetent to address such controversies and rely instead on well-established standard bodies.
I'm a ArchLinux user, and ArchLinux change Taiwan's name to "Taiwan, Province of China" because they follow the ISO-3166.
Is it possible to collect the name from "Taiwan, Province of China" to "Taiwna". Thanks.
The purpose of the standard ISO 3166-1 is to provide codes for the representation of names of countries, territories or areas of geographical interest, such as "TW", "FR", "GB", etc. It is not established to provide the names of countries, territories or areas of geographical interest.最後一段我有看沒有懂，不過看到 UN 我就覺得是 GG 了，誰叫我們不是聯合國的 0rz...
The UN sources which provide the names listed within ISO 3166-1 are:
• The United Nations Bulletin Country Names
• Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use of the United Nations Statistics Division
While the first publication does not contain an entry for Taiwan, the entry used to appear in the online version of the second publication "Country and region codes for statistical use". However, we were informed by the UN that the entry was removed from the online version and now the name only appears as a reference in the printed version of the publication. In addition, the online United Nations Terminology Database (UNTERM) currently also gives the name of Taiwan as "Taiwan Province of China". The entry can be seen through the following link:
As indicated in the Introduction of ISO 3166-1, “the three parts of ISO 3166 do not express any opinion whatsoever concerning the legal status of any country, dependency, or other area named herein, or concerning its frontiers or boundaries”.