[tz] Change Request: Europe/Kiev to Europe/Kyiv
howard.hinnant at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 18:47:41 UTC 2022
Agreed. The world has changed. The time for Europe/Kyiv with a backwards compatibility Europe/Kiev link has come.
On Apr 11, 2022, at 2:40 PM, Derick Rethans via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> This has been a contentious point on this list for quite some time now. Back when it was first raised the argument against changing it was that English media continued to primarily use Kiev. I then agreed with that assessment.
> This has now changed, and you'd be hard to press finding English speaking media to not use Kyiv. So now I also believe it is the right moment to switch this and make Europe/Kiev the back link to Europe/Kyiv.
> On 11 April 2022 16:38:38 BST, Oleksandr Leskiv via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
>> The history of timezones has some existing cases where a specific timezone
>> has been renamed. For example, the *Asia/Calcutta* timezone has been deemed
>> obsolete and replaced by *Asia/Kolkata*.
>> In Ukraine, according to international standards, there is a timezone
>> called *Europe/Kiev*. The capital of Ukraine is officially and
>> internationally should be spelled as "Kyiv". "Kiev" is an incorrect version
>> that emerged a long time before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
>> We have a really large community of programmers that would like to start
>> the process of renaming the Europe/Kiev timezone to Europe/Kyiv. We
>> understand that it will take a long time for everybody to transition, but
>> it has to be done in the long term.
>> Sincerely, Oleksandr.
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