[tz] Propose to improve where to find rules for "Indian/Kerguelen"

SM sm at resistor.net
Wed May 16 10:22:45 UTC 2012

At 23:30 15-05-2012, Mark Davis ☕ wrote:
>I firmly agree. Stability is far more important 
>than fiddling with the identifier names.


>After all, the identifier names are really not 
>for human consumption; they need translation for 
>anything but English, and even for English need 
>some tweaking. And if people want to have 
>different groupings, that is easy to do. In 
>CLDR, for example, we group according to the 
>United Nations M.49 standard for continents and 
>subcontinents. (Cf 

Some of the countries listed in Eastern Africa 
under M.49 are actually in another sub-continent 
in terms of political sub-continents.  Greenland 
is part of North America and politically within 
Europe.  Cyprus is categorized under Asia.

If a rule of the thumb was needed, it could be to 
pick the continent where people in the region 
think they are.  It avoids the "how many continents are there" question.


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