[tz] KyivNotKiev

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Nov 28 21:20:45 UTC 2020

On 2020-11-27 17:52, Philip Paeps wrote:
> On 2020-11-26 19:27:30 (+0800), Andriy Ivanchenko wrote:
>> What do I need to do for you to make such changes?
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KyivNotKiev
>> Are such changes possible?
> I'm generally in the knee-jerk "keep our identifiers stable" camp. Insert the 
> usual paragraph about CLDR and such.
> However.
> Given that even the English language Wikipedia has changed though, perhaps it is 
> time to consider doing a Calcutta on Kiev (or a Kolkata on Kyiv).
> I don't think we need to duplicate the Wikipedia effort to research whether Kyiv 
> is now the more dominant spelling in English.  I am happy to take their word for 
> it.

How often do you change database keys when someone wants to change how something 
is labelled?

Leave the identifiers/keys alone and leave it to localization packages to 
provide the labels.

Wikipedia and other political organizations changing all occurrences may be the 
reason the web search results change.
English readers/speakers are a lot more conservative and the names being used 
during the Crimean war and WWI will still be more recognizable, common, and 
current for decades, except for those with political or other interests in the 
region, and that now includes subscribers to this list.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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