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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 > system > > 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 > 58109-105. > 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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