Talk:ISO 6346

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What's the conversion for?[edit]

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The biggest part of this article is about the conversion algorithm, but it's never introduced. It doesn't appear to be part of the actual number, as depicted here. (The only numerical number with more than 2 digits is the serial number, but that's up to the owner, and unlikely to be connected to any letters.) Is that whole text misplaced? — Sebastian 23:08, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

It seems to be for converting a letter/number coded container to a solely number coded container. Super weird article huh? I can't help but think this informtion is somehow useful though.HappyValleyEditor (talk) 23:13, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
I found it in one of the sources: This whole section is just for computing the check digit. Since Wikipedia is not a manual, and since this one small aspect completely overwhelms the rest of the article, I think it's better to remove it. However, some people obviously put some work into the code samples; it may be worth saving somewhere. I'll ask at Wikibooks if that's something they can use there. — Sebastian 17:10, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
I introduced a shortened version of the Excel formula. Hope it helps someone out there. Greasyham (talk) 18:38, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

Reefer subgroups[edit]

The groups and subgroups for reefers are confusing. This article lists:

Group code Description Size type
RC REEFER CONT.(NO FOOD) 22R9
RS BUILT-IN GEN. F. POWER SPLY OF REEF 22R7
RT REEFER CONTAINER 22R1

The Swedish version lists:

Group code Description Size type
RE Thermal containers - refrigerated - refrigerated and heated - self powered refrigerated/heated R0
RT (None) R1
RS (None) R2, R3

and type codes R4-R9 as spares. The type code table in this article agrees:

Size type Description
R0 Integral Reefer - Mechanically refrigerated
R1 Integral Reefer - Mechanically refrigerated and heated
R2 Integral Reefer - Self-powered mechanically refrigerated
R3 Integral Reefer - Self-powered mechanically refrigerated and heated

So, questions:

  • Are R7 and R9 actually valid size codes? If so, which group(s) do they belong to?
  • Which groups do R0, R1, R2 and R3 belong to?
  • Are RC and RE both valid group codes? If not, either this or the Swedish article should be corrected.

Waitak (talk) 15:58, 29 March 2016 (UTC)