[tz] Country name change from Turkey to Turkiye

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Sat Nov 19 16:48:57 UTC 2022

Philip Paeps wrote in
 <A799AAE0-6F7A-4877-9C98-01C70A208137 at trouble.is>:
 |On 2022-11-19 03:14:01 (+0800), Brian Inglis via tz wrote:
 |> On 2022-11-17 23:09, Bin Li via tz wrote:
 |>> Do you have any plans to change Turkey's name? Because it's the 
 |>> official name now.
 |>> https://www.npr.org/2022/06/03/1102841197/turkey-changes-its-official-na\
 |>> me-to-turkiye
 |> <https://www.npr.org/2022/06/03/1102841197/turkey-changes-its-official-n\
 |> ame-to-turkiye>
 |> One of the stupider ISO decisions, as English supports no accents, 
 |> except in loanwords, and they are just ignored, except possibly in 
 |> academic publishing.
 |English would not be English if it weren't for its liberal (promiscuous 
 |even) adoption of loanwords from around the world.  There is ample 
 |precedent in ISO 3166 for all manner of what you call accents: Åland 
 |and Curaçao come to mind.
 |> I think it is time native English language speakers push back against 
 |> and ignore decisions made by international committees of non-native 
 |> English language speakers, to try and change what native English 
 |> language speakers use to what the foreign language uses in Latin 
 |> alphabet transliterations, just as the other 100+ countries who have 
 |> no "official" transliteration do.
 |I think you may be suffering from a severe underappreciation of the 
 |number of native English language speakers in the world.  Most of the 
 |more than fifty countries, regions and territories where English is 
 |spoken natively seem to cope just fine with more than 26 letters and any 
 |number of diacritics.
 |It's 2022.  It's time to stop clinging to ASCII.  We can handle bits in 
 |groups of up to 32 without too much of a struggle on most contemporary 

That is the right time to propose UN/Locode entries as valid IANA
TZ DB citizens.  All the world in groups of 5 ASCII letters, the
first two of which being the ISO 3166 country code.
This thing will come, as trade remains.

|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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