Kosovo is missing from the list of countries and regions

Bug #282809 reported by Agron Selimaj
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Bug Description

Please add Kosovo to the list of Countries/Regions.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kv.html

Thanks,
//Agron

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

At present we only list countries; iso-codes classifies Kosovo as a "country subdivision", which is why Kosovo currently isn't included.

Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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James Michael DuPont (jamesmikedupont) wrote :

We are starting a Ubunutu Kosova Edition to include kosova in all country lists in ubunutu
please join our effort
http://groups.google.com/group/free-software-conference/browse_thread/thread/903d39901c9365ff/f333a08315cda2f5?show_docid=f333a08315cda2f5&pli=1

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Arianit Dobroshi (arianit) wrote :

Kosovo is in the process of getting the code. It has asked for RKS, which should be used for the time being.

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Agron Selimaj (agron-ca) wrote :

"RKS" is good for ISO 3166-1 alpha-3.

We also need a two letter code for ISO 3166-1 alpha-2.
The following two letter codes are available on the ISO.ch site: KO, KS and KV.

I have suggested Microsoft, wxWidgets and other groups to use KV until the official code is selected and assigned to Kosovo.

Also, the US and Japan gvmts are using the KV code for Kosovo until ISO assigns one.

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Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

I'd semi-quote another bug report in KDE: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303942

"I believe there is a strict policy in this regard of only implementing support for countries that have a) been recognised by the UN or b) had a Country Code issues by the ISO."

Instead of trying to add Kosovo separately in each distro, I would suggest filing an inclusion report at ISO or UN in order to get recognized properly. Until then, I think this is not a proper way to add regional info specifically for each Linux distro.

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Alket Rexhepi (alketii) wrote :

Thanks for posting in a 6 year old issue. Kosovo has a ISO code now, XK, but I don't think its UN recognized.
The issue is still valid though, I suggest to add a section "Disputed Countries" or similar since we are real people with real localizations. Everytime that I install Ubuntu for myself and others I have to do some localizations which others get during install.

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