[tz] Why Kyiv has not been changed yet?

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Sun Jul 10 16:01:21 UTC 2022

On July 10, 2022 11:23:52 AM EDT, Artur Nakonia via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

>What is the problem with Kyiv?
>Why it is still as Kiev?

"Correct" in the English language is determined solely by the usage of the community of English speakers, not by the organized brigading of a technical mailing list. No state has any authority over the language.

As it happens, the maintainer of tzdb has made a judgment that English usage has sufficiently shifted to justify changing the internal database identifier for this time zone. In the absence of actual urgent changes to timekeeping, this does not on its own justify a new tzdb release.


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