postal-address

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scaleway / postal-address

:postal_horn: Parse, normalize and render postal addresses.

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Postal Address

Python module to parse, normalize and render postal addresses.

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Motivation

« What ties us to territory is tax. »
-- Kevin Deldycke, 2014-11-07

The reason above is why we need fine-grained and meticulous territory management and normalization. This project aims to solve this problem once for all.

Don't get me wrong, this work is a huge undertaking. Postal address parsing, normalization and rendering is hard. See the collection of

falsehoods
programmers believe about postal addresses
_.

This library is still in its early stages, but is good enough to implement the new European Directives on VAT, which requires all e-commerce shops to guess the locality of their EU customers depending on their billing address.

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