Renaming Saigon to TP Ho Chi Minh

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Mon Mar 17 07:22:51 UTC 2008

Hello tzdata developers,

I already contacted you about this a little while ago, but the
discussion didn't get very far.

In, Vientamese users make quite a
clear statement that "Saigon" is obsolete and, more importantly,
politically sensitive.

The current name of that city has been "Ho Chi Minh" for very long, so
it should be renamed to "TP Ho Chi Minh", and Saigon should get a
transitional link.

Last time it was already proposed to use the capital "Hanoi" instead
or in addition, but I understand that you usually use the largest
city, not capitals. I take it that didn't change?

Thanks for considering,


Martin Pitt                        |
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