[tz] Change Request: Europe/Kiev to Europe/Kyiv

Oleksandr Leskiv sasha26.05.2012 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 12:22:41 UTC 2022

This discussion about timezone renaming started on April 11th and didn't
have any activity since April 13th.
Following up, I wanted to ask what is currently the status of changing
"Europe/Kiev" to "Europe/Kyiv"?

Sincerely, Oleksandr.

On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:24 PM Oleksandr Leskiv <sasha26.05.2012 at gmail.com>

> Hello everybody.
> As a native Ukrainian speaker, I do agree that "Europe/Uzhhorod" and
> "Europe/Zaporizhzhia" do have a more correct version of transliteration
> compared to "Europe/Uzhgorod" and "Europe/Zaporozhye".
> On the other hand, to my knowledge, Ukraine does not actively use these
> timezones, as every town in Ukraine has the same UTC offset, which is
> determined by the "Europe/Kyiv" timezone (formerly, "Europe/Kiev").
> So in my opinion, these changes, while important, are not so urgent to be
> made.
> Regarding Philip Paeps's comment about "the current conflict" - I believe
> that this is not a correct term that should be for the situation that has
> been happening between Ukraine and Russian Federation lately.
> I do think that besides Ukraine, almost every country has qualified this
> as Russo-Ukrainian War.
> Sincerely, Oleksandr.
> TakeUsEat.
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 5:59 AM Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> wrote:
>> On 2022-04-13 08:42:32 (+0800), Paul Eggert via tz wrote:
>> > On 4/11/22 11:49, Jonathan Leffler via tz wrote:
>> >> I agree that the time has probably come to make the switch, leaving
>> >> the old
>> >> spelling as a backwards compatibility link.
>> >
>> > Yes, things have changed significantly since the last time I did a
>> > survey. Proposed patch attached, and installed into the development
>> > repository.
>> Thanks for (finally) making this change!
>> I would suggest some minor changes to the commentary though.  Referring
>> to "the current conflict" will not age well.  Words like "traditional"
>> and "popular" have unhelpful connotations which the word "common" neatly
>> avoids.
>> I also wonder if it wouldn't be less disruptive to our users to take
>> this opportunity to also rename Europe/Uzhgorod and Europe/Zaporozhye to
>> Europe/Uzhhorod and Europe/Zaporizhzhia at the same time...
>> Philip
>> --
>> Philip Paeps
>> Senior Reality Engineer
>> Alternative Enterprises
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