[tz] [PATCH] Minor changes to iso3166.tab

Jiri Bohac jbohac at suse.cz
Wed Nov 16 16:14:01 UTC 2016

As noted in the file, the table intentionally differs from the
ISO 3166 English names, mostly using even shorter names than
the official short name. In a few cases, it seems to be out of 
sync with ISO for no good reason:

Official changes in ISO, where
new is same length or shorter than original:

	Cape Verde -> Cabo Verde
	Czech Republic -> Czechia

UTF-8 now used elsewhere, so why not for Curaçao:

	Curacao ->  Curaçao

No good reason to differ from the standard?:
	Macau -> Macao

Personally, I would also change "Britain" to "United Kingdom",
I think it's where people would look first. But it would go
from shorter to longer, so I did not include it in the patch.
It's still much shorter than many other names. Would "United
Kingdom" make sense here?

 iso3166.tab | 8 ++++----
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/iso3166.tab b/iso3166.tab
index 7a8df2c..0e07afd 100644
--- a/iso3166.tab
+++ b/iso3166.tab
@@ -74,11 +74,11 @@ CN	China
 CO	Colombia
 CR	Costa Rica
 CU	Cuba
-CV	Cape Verde
-CW	Curacao
+CV	Cabo Verde
+CW	Curaçao
 CX	Christmas Island
 CY	Cyprus
-CZ	Czech Republic
+CZ	Czechia
 DE	Germany
 DJ	Djibouti
 DK	Denmark
@@ -170,7 +170,7 @@ MK	Macedonia
 ML	Mali
 MM	Myanmar (Burma)
 MN	Mongolia
-MO	Macau
+MO	Macao
 MP	Northern Mariana Islands
 MQ	Martinique
 MR	Mauritania

Jiri Bohac <jbohac at suse.cz>

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