# $EPIC: country.txt,v 1.2 2006/07/24 07:11:25 sthalik Exp $
This script is used for converting between a country's (official) name and its ISO country code. It can convert in either direction, and can convert to a country name based on an email address. Everything is done through a single alias, /country. The basic syntax is:
/country [<switch>] <nickname|country|isometric>
The default behavior is for the script to try to guess what type of input it has been given. The default is a nickname. If it cannot find anyone on irc with that nickname, it checks the length of the input. If it is longer than 3 (three) characters, a country name is assumed. If all else fails, it tries an isometric code. Several switches are available to force the client to do a particular type of lookup (instead of guessing).
|assume input is definitely a country name
|skips userhost lookup used in nickname searches
|assume input is definitely an ISO code
|ignored (historical feature)
For convenience, 2 additional aliases are provided; /lcountry is the same as /country -c, and /lcode is the same as /country -i.
This script was originally written by Daniel Cedras (TG). It has been largely rewritten by Jeremy Nelson (hop), firstname.lastname@example.org, to take advantage of EPIC's features.