[tz] KyivNotKiev

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Nov 28 07:45:54 UTC 2020

> The major problem is that lazy programmers simply list the tz id's as if
> they are all that is available. Adding extra id's will just result in  both
> being listed and then one gets even more complaints?

Would it help if there was a translation file readily available?  I'm 
picturing one for each language or country or whatever.

The idea is to distribute them with the tz data so that individual programmers 
that want to do the right thing and use appropriate names rather than file 
names in their UI don't have the excuse that the data isn't available.

The problem then becomes who decides what goes into the table.  I see several 
options.  One is to use some official government source, USGS or State Dept in 
the US.  Another would be to find a trusted volunteer (or team) for each file.

How much of the raw data is available online already?  Would such a file be 
easy to maintain if there was a URL pointing to the source.  (The idea is to 
avoid discussions like Kiev/Kyiv.)

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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