[tz] Time zones in Ukraine
tim at timtimeonline.com
Tue Apr 15 00:58:19 UTC 2014
The zones you mention are retained for historical reasons; in particular,
their timestamps differ in 1991 and years prior. See
Additionally, tzdb uses the "mainstream English spelling" for place names
wherever possible; "Kiev" is more common in English than "Kyiv". See
On 14 April 2014 17:14, Nickolay Olshevsky <o.nickolay at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am aware about tz database for a while, and today, during FreeBSD
> installation found out that it still propose ancient and non-usable zones
> like Ruthenia, Zaporozhye or Crimea for time zone in Ukraine, while for
> last years only one time zone exists at the whole Ukraine area (except
> Crimea for now).
> So, it would be nice to remove all of them except Ukraine/Kyiv, or is this
> not possible due to historical reasons (to keep history of all those time
> Also, the other issue is that in Ukrainian language correct spelling is
> Kyiv, not Kiev (russian pronunciation).
> It would be quite logical to change default zone to Europe/Kyiv.
> Best regards,
> Nickolay Olshevsky
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