CHAT: Con-postcodes! Re: CHAT: postcodes
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 20, 2002, 17:09|
First off, I do like the British system in that it's
been handy for resumés--WN2 5PL --Platt Bridge in
Wigan, a nice mnemonic.
I play an online rpg called "ImagiNations", in which
each player acts on behalf of (at least) one nation.
As a result, you're always cranking out names and
addresses for offices etc. One of my countries uses
this system, similar to England's
In the capital of an administrative district:
A 3-letter abbreviation for one of the 10 districts
(my country is an amalgam of duchies and departments),
a space, and a three-digit code.
Outside a capital:
A 2-letter code for the district, plus a digit, a
space, and three digits.
Another country I have is Arctic and has a small
population. I borrowed an idea from Nuuk, the capital
of Greenland, which is divided into numbered blocks.
I just translated the word "Block" into Icelandic (the
primary language of the country) and follow it with a
number. Though it doesn't appear in the same place as
a postcode would, it acts as such.
--- Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...> wrote:
> Em Fri, 20 Sep 2002 15:25:41 +0100, bnathyuw
> <bnathyuw@...> escreveu:
> > i'm interested to know what sort of post codes
> > different countries use, in particular to find out
> > whether anywhere else has anything remotely
> similar (
> > either in form or in function ) to the british
> I don't know how exactly is the coding, but
> every street has a post
> code here in Brazil.
> We have an 8-digit code, e.g., mine is
> A sister of mine received a letter in witch
> the street address and city
> were wrong, but the zip-code was right, and it got
> delivered right.
> Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>
> Mestrado em Informática
> Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG
> Paraíba - Brasil
> "Jamais diga uma mentira que não possa provar",
> Millôr Fernandes
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