[tz] WSJ follows AP to Kyiv

John Hawkinson jhawk at alum.mit.edu
Thu Oct 3 17:29:51 UTC 2019

The Wall Street Journal has today followed the AP on Kyiv over Kiev: https://blogs.wsj.com/styleandsubstance/2019/10/03/vol-32-no-9-kyiv/ "After careful consideration, we have joined Associated Press and Webster’s New World College Dictionary (5th) in using the spelling Kyiv for the capital of Ukraine, rather than the more-familiar Kiev." (it continues)

At this point, I think it's appropriate for tz to change. (I had missed when that one particular Webster's dictionary changed; it is not the same as m-w.com)

Because of its...unique project management challenges, I expect Wikipedia will probably be the last thing to switch. (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kiev/naming/Archive_14#The_time_has_come:_Welcome_to_Kyiv_on_English_Wikipedia!_#KyivNotKiev). I don't think we should wait that long.

If it doesn't seem like we're ready yet, I would ask how we'll feel when the New York Times or the Washington Post switch (this seems predictable events).

jhawk at alum.mit.edu
John Hawkinson

John Hawkinson <jhawk at alum.mit.edu> wrote on Wed, 14 Aug 2019
at 10:32:27 EDT in <20190814143227.GB20551 at alum.mit.edu>:

> Subject: An update on AP style on Kyiv
> I apologize for stirring the pot by contributing to one of our longer-running topics of late, however: https://blog.ap.org/announcements/an-update-on-ap-style-on-kyiv
> --
> jhawk at alum.mit.edu
> John Hawkinson
> Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 14:08:09 -0000
> From: "The Definitive Source: <author>"
> Subject: An update on AP style on Kyiv
> X-RSS-Feed: https://blog.ap.org/feed.rss
> X-RSS-ID: https://blog.ap.org/announcements/an-update-on-ap-style-on-kyiv
> X-RSS-URL: https://blog.ap.org/announcements/an-update-on-ap-style-on-kyiv
> X-RSS-TAGS: Kyiv,Kiev,Ukraine,AP Style,AP Stylebook,Announcements,featured,Definitive-Source
> We are making a significant change in our style for the Ukrainian capital city
> Kiev. It will henceforth be written in text, captions and datelines as Kyiv.
> URL: https://blog.ap.org/announcements/an-update-on-ap-style-on-kyiv

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