[tz] Country name change from Turkey to Turkiye

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Nov 18 18:18:08 UTC 2022

Ian Abbott wrote:

> It also appears in iso3166.tab file (which is read by the tzselect.ksh
> script), although the comments in the file indicate that the "usual"
> English name for the country code is used, not the English name from
> the ISO 3166 tables.

Changing the name in iso3166.tab seems fair, as those names are informative and intended for human readers, not as identifiers which need to maintain a degree of stability. It wasn't at all clear whether this was the reference to "Turkey" that Bin Li was asking to be changed.

As Ian sort of implied, the set of "usual English names" that appear on a list like this is rather highly subjective, and flexible over time.

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US | ewellic.org

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