[tz] KyivNotKiev

Michael H Deckers michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 26 16:15:14 UTC 2020

   On 2020-11-26 14:06, John Hawkinson wrote:

> On Sept. 16, 2020, Wikipedia finally decided that the time had come and moved its page from Kiev to Kyiv.
> Seehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kyiv/Archive_7#Requested_move_28_August_2020
> It was summarized with:
> | Rough consensus that "Kyiv" is the better title given usage in
> | reliable, English-language sources. An extended summary/rationale
> | prefaces the discussion. — Wug·a·po·des​ 06:58, 16 September 2020
> | (UTC)

   Current occurrence counts are "Kiev":  135e+6
                                 "Kyiv":   48e+6
   so that the frequencies of the two spellings are
   indeed not far apart.

   The file theory.html suggests a switch in case of
       "long-time widespread use of the
        new city name instead of the old".
   I think that this is consistent with waiting for
   a majority for Kyiv. My spelling checker knows
   "Kiev" but not "Kyiv".

   Michael Deckers.

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