ghane0 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 03:50:10 UTC 2007
On 5/30/07, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> A much bigger example is Asia/Calcutta. "Calcutta" is still somewhat
> more popular than "Kolkata" in English, according to Google, but the
> margin is much closer.
> There's no hurry, but I have been thinking of changing it to
> Asia/Delhi. These days Delhi is a bit larger than Calcutta/Kolkata
> anyway. And nobody is messing with Delhi's spelling. Yet.
I am an ex-Delhi resident, and one who still has family there. There are
calls to rename the city "Dilli", which is how it is pronounced phonetically
locally, and written in Hindi. I have not seen any official moves on this,
yet, but I am afraid it may not be long. The pressure to prove that we
Dilli-walas are as anti-colonial as our neighbours is hard to resist.
I would have suggested Asia/Allahabad, being the official standard (I
believe) of IST, but there are issues here, too. Some locals wish it
renamed "*Ilāhābād*", being the phonetic spelling, and others want it to be
Prayag, which is the older (Hindu) name of the spot.
I am new on this list, just wanted to muddy the waters with too much info
Sanjeev "ghane" Gupta
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