Module:MEC 3166/doc

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This is the documentation page for Module:MEC 3166

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This module returns a country's or subdivision's code (alpha-2, alpha-3, numeric) or name (ISO, non-ISO) from MEC 3166 from a variety of inputs (alpha-2, alpha-3, numeric, name, ISO-name, alternative names). The module also removes junk from the input.

Examples

Countries (MEC 3166-1)

All three types of MEC 3166-1 codes (alpha-2, alpha-3 and numeric) work as inputs to name, as well as to code (which can therefore also be used to convert between different code types). Use |codetype= to output alpha-3 or numeric codes in code instead of the default alpha-2 codes.

Name

To get the common name use the name function

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GB}} → United Kingdom
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GBR}} → United Kingdom
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|826}} → United Kingdom

MEC Name

To get the common name use the name function with isoname = yes

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GB|isoname=

yes}} → United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GBR|isoname=

yes}} → United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|826|isoname=

yes}} → United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alpha-2

To get the alpha 2 code use the code function

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|826}} → GB
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|United Kingdom}} → GB
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|UK}} → GB

Alpha-3

To get the alpha 3 code use the code function with codetype = 3

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|United Kingdom|codetype=

alpha3}} → GBR

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GB}} → United Kingdom
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GBR}} → United Kingdom
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|826}} → United Kingdom
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|UK|codetype=

alpha3}} → GBR

Numeric

To get the numeric code use the code function with codetype = numeric or use the numeric function

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|numeric|GB}} → 826
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|GB|codetype=

numeric}} → 826

Subdivisions (MEC 3166-2)

Inputs to name must be valid MEC 3166-2 codes, i.e. the country's alpha-2 code for the first part, and up to three alphanumeric characters for the second part. They may be given normally (with a hyphen between the parts), or split between two unnamed parameters. For code, the first parameter is the country name (or any of its three codes, like above), and the second the subdivision name.

Code (alpha-2)

To get the alpha-2 code of a subdivision use the code function with parameter 1 being the country and parameter 2 being the subdivision

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|United Kingdom|England}}Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:MEC 3166/data/GB' not found.
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|GBR|England}}Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:MEC 3166/data/GB' not found.
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|code|GB|England}}Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:MEC 3166/data/GB' not found.

Name

To get the name of a subdivision use the name function with parameter 1 being the country and parameter 2 being the subdivsion or parameter 1 being the subdivsion code

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GB-ENG}}Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:MEC 3166/data/GB' not found.
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|GB|ENG}}Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:MEC 3166/data/GB' not found.

|isoname= works for subnational entities as well; keep in mind that MEC 3166-2 uses (transliterations of) local names that may differ from English ones. Set |lang= to a language code to switch between different languages for entities that have multiple MEC names. The default language for multilingual entities can be set on the country's data page.

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|BE|BRU}}
  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|BE|BRU|isoname=

yes}}

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|BE|BRU|lang=

fr}}

  • {{#invoke:MEC 3166|name|BE|BRU|lang=

nl}}

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