ISO 3166 has no concept of 'common name' for a country. It only carries the following names:. English (or French) short name. English (or French) full name The short name will be something like: Central African Republic (the) Virgin Islands, British The long name will be something like: The Republic of Equatorial Guinea People's Republic of China Both the short and long names are somewhat useless in a user interface.
That's why the Debian project maintains a 'common name' column in its database. It fixes some of the blatant issues, but definitely not all of them (especially not the Virgin Islands, British entry). From Wikipedia: 'The official name of the British Virgin Islands is simply the Virgin Islands, and the official name of the United States Virgin Islands is the Virgin Islands of the United States.' Dell windows server 2012 foundation rok adobe.
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Based on that, I would be tempted to drop the word British altogether and provide the US entry alongside whatever list you're putting it into. That way when locals scroll a-z to find 'virgin islands' both entries are there, and also both entries are 'correct' based on current naming conventions. Assuming Wikipedia is correct, of course. Although I suspect locals would probably identify with being from the 'Virgin Islands' first and British/American second, I have no cultural background on that region that would make me an expert on this particular issue, so if someone has a better answer I'd be happy to hear it.
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