[tz] Request for change to the tz database

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Tue Feb 9 01:37:09 UTC 2021

This is the most appropriate response I have heard.

As English language influence wanes, the best option is always to 
localize names, otherwise everyone in 20 years will be forced to use 
identifiers in Mandarin.

On 2021-02-08 19:36, Brian Inglis wrote:
> We should decide that either all location identifiers be maintained as 
> the current English identifiers as they are identifier names relevant 
> only to technical communications, or all should be renamed to their 
> local Latinizations e.g. Roma, Lisboa, as opinions of their their 
> local users take precedence.
> Then table reconsideration for five (or ten) years to see if anything 
> changes.
> "Rough concensus and running code" matters, unnecessary fiddling 
> causes bugs!

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