[tz] Update zone.tab with #KyivNotKiev

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed May 29 16:43:58 UTC 2019

On 5/29/19 7:54 AM, Ігор Чигінь wrote:
> I propose to use correct timezone name in zone.tab (also zone1970.tab?)

This issue has been discussed quite a bit already. Please see the 
'europe' file, which says:

# From Paul Eggert (2018-10-03):
# As is usual in tzdb, Ukrainian zones use the most common English 
# For example, tzdb uses Europe/Kiev, as "Kiev" is the most common 
spelling in
# English for Ukraine's capital, even though it is certainly wrong as a
# transliteration of the Ukrainian "Київ".  This is similar to tzdb's use of
# Europe/Prague, which is certainly wrong as a transliteration of the Czech
# "Praha".  ("Kiev" came from old Slavic via Russian to English, and 
# came from old Slavic via French to English, so the two cases have 
# in common.)  Admittedly English-language spelling of Ukrainian names is
# controversial, and some day "Kyiv" may become substantially more 
popular in
# English; in the meantime, stick with the traditional English "Kiev" as 
# means less disruption for our users.

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