[tz] KyivNotKiev

Andriy Ivanchenko ivanchenko.andriy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 19:38:14 UTC 2020

Changing the names of cities is part of the policy of decommunization in
Yes, it is politics. I think the names you use do not free your base from
political influence.
It might be easier to specify political centers as coordinates on the
ground. The coordinates of political centers change less often. Then it
would exempt from renaming.
And you would only worry about the coordinates of political centers. And
then each territory could choose the necessary geographical coordinates and
thus indicate affiliation to the time zone.
But is it possible to free such a base from politics?

As an option:
1 | 50 27   '30 30' | timezone +2

сб, 28 лист. 2020 о 21:19 Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> пише:

> On 11/28/20 10:37 AM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > If a similar schedule applied this time around, we'd rename Asia/Kiev in
> 2023.
> I meant to write "Europe/Kiev" of course.
> Our naming problem could be worse. Suppose the the biggest city in Ukraine
> was
> not Kyiv / Kiev, but was instead Kropyvnytskyi / Inhulsk / Kirovohrad /
> Kirovograd / Kirovo / Zinovievsk / Zinovyevsk / Elysavet / Yelisavetgrad /
> Yelysavethrad / Elisavetgrad / Elizabethgrad / ...? See:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kropyvnytskyi#Name_origins
> That city's official name changed most recently in 2016, but Google
> suggests
> "Kirovograd" is still the most common English-language spelling. This
> means
> English-language spelling is trailing official spelling by two or three
> official
> name-changes now (the uncertainty depending on which "official" one is
> referring
> to).
> I mention this not because of any imminent effort to create a Zone called
> Europe/Kropyvnytskyi, but because it's an extreme case of city name
> changes
> that, if it were to become more common in the future, could pose a real
> challenge to how tzdb is maintained.
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