[tz] Propose to improve where to find rules for "Indian/Kerguelen"
sm at resistor.net
Wed May 16 10:22:45 UTC 2012
At 23:30 15-05-2012, Mark Davis â wrote:
>I firmly agree. Stability is far more important
>than fiddling with the identifier names.
>After all, the identifier names are really not
>for human consumption; they need translation for
>anything but English, and even for English need
>some tweaking. And if people want to have
>different groupings, that is easy to do. In
>CLDR, for example, we group according to the
>United Nations M.49 standard for continents and
Some of the countries listed in Eastern Africa
under M.49 are actually in another sub-continent
in terms of political sub-continents. Greenland
is part of North America and politically within
Europe. Cyprus is categorized under Asia.
If a rule of the thumb was needed, it could be to
pick the continent where people in the region
think they are. It avoids the "how many continents are there" question.
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