[tz] Wrong spelling of a city in a timezone name

Igor igor at yavych.com
Tue Oct 9 17:13:32 UTC 2018

Hello. Currently, in your timezone files Ukrainian capital is spelled  
incorrectly. Kyiv is the correct spelling as decided by UNCSGN (United  
Nations Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names) and  
UNGEGN (United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names)."Kiev" is  
transliteration from Russian and as Ukraine, which is an independent  
country, has only one official language, which is Ukrainian, using  
transliteration from Russian is offending and incorrect.
I saw in your files that you understand that Kyiv is correct spelling and  
you reason that Kiev is more common, alas that argument is wrong. It's  
only more common because it's been mistakingly used for a long period of  
Ukrainian government is currently running a campaign called Kyiv Not Kiev  
to raise awareness of international community and it already has results,  
many companies, like Microsoft, BBC, Google, Facebook and others have  
already fixed their spelling. I suggest IANA follows this example and  
fixes this incorrect spelling.

Regards, Igor

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