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Well, before we decide on this list, I'll finish it anyway (I need it for partners website)
Thanks Apu for comments.
AFA -> AFN
'XOF' -> 'CFA Franc BCEAO' and 'XAF' -> 'CFA Franc BEAC'
there are a few that use XAF, not just central, and above currency names are from iso list so i think that we shouldn't assign the currency to some once country but rather just call the currency by its iso name (atleast for this case).
or, I'll remove the east/central africa
Bolivia has to currencies listed in the iso: BOB and BOV, we're missing 'BOV'
BOV is not used for transactions:
ISO 4217 code for the Bolivian MVDOL. It is a unit of account in Bolivia that does not circulate. It is adjusted for inflation relative to the U.S. dollar so that its value does not change with inflation. Because of this stability, financial instruments in Bolivia are quoted in BOV terms. MVDOL is a Spanish abbreviation for "boliviano maintaining value with respect to the dollar."
'CLF' > is the Chilean 'Unidades de Fomento', possible typo missing the 's'? maybe translators are better here but thats currency name in the iso.
this is a plural form, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unidad_de_Fomento . Other currencies are listed in singular form
we have 'COP' but no 'COU' for colombia. note : we have defined multiple currency for Cuba (CUC & CUP)
I think generally we need to look at including the multiple currencies that are possible for a given country/entity in the iso. They could be needed according to regions within the country/entity.
again, not used for transactions: http://financial-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/COU
ISO 4217 code for the Colombian unidad de valor real. It is a unit of account in Colombia that does not circulate. It is adjusted for inflation relative to the Colombian peso so that its value remains stable. Because of this stability, major purchases (notably mortgages) in Colombia may be quoted in COU terms.
IMF's currency lol , SDR , should we include that from the iso? (wikipedia says its not a real currency)
don't think so
ILS is 'New Israeli Sheqel' , not 'shekel'
ZAR is for Lesotho , Namibia as well as South Africa.
it's the official name of the currency http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_rand
MOP is for MACAO in the iso , we have it spelt as MACAU
well, if you google "MOP Pataca" you will see the results "Macau Pataca" and "Macanese Pataca", but no Macao. Have no idea why it is called that way in iso
MKD : 'Macedonia' but we have Makedonian - correct?
the first word is not the name of the country but the belonging-to-country, look at others in the list.
another anomaly one is the 'XUA' - perhaps its safer we include all possible currencies as defined by iso? would it affect any payment/enrolment if we have all?
no, there are too much unnecessary stuff in iso
we have the MXN but no MXV
not a currency again ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Unidad_de_Inversion )
The Mexican Unidad de Inversion (ISO 4217 code MXV) is an index unit of funds used in Mexico. It can be traded in many currency markets because its value changes with respect to currencies. Unlike currencies, it is designed to retain its purchasing power and not be subject to inflation. The Mexican credit system (especially mortgages) uses the UDI rather than the peso because of its stability.
RON -> 'New Romanian Leu'
First word should be country name, don't forget that the list will be sorted alphabetically by currency name. Besides the denomination was in 2006, so it's not "new" anymore
XSU 'sucre' is missing
It is a proposed currency, and looking at what's happenning to euro it is not likely that sucre will ever exist
swiss - CHE, CHW (needed?)
no, these are some pseudo-currencies used by WIR bank to account between Swiss franks and euros
US has USD, USN, USS (ah: Marina said this is for brokers so its left out.)
Uruguay has UYI as well as UYU (we have UYU)
funny but I can't find anything about UYI in internet. By the word "Index" in it's name I can assume that it is also not used for transactions