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

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Nov 16 20:57:01 UTC 2016

On 11/16/2016 08:14 AM, Jiri Bohac wrote:
> 	Cape Verde -> Cabo Verde
> 	Czech Republic -> Czechia

A few quick Google searches suggest that the old names are still more 
common in English-language sources, so let's just add the new names in 
commentary for now. We can revisit this if usage changes. In the 
meantime you might be amused by:

Tait R. 'Nobody calls it Czechia': Czech Republic's new name fails to 
catch on. The Guardian. 2016-10-25. 

> 	Curacao ->  Curaçao

Thanks, good catch.

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

Ha! I changed it from Macao to Macau in 2002 
I vaguely recall deciding that the latter was the "standard" back then. 
In hindsight perhaps I should have left it alone.

Anyway, Google suggests that "Macau" is considerably more popular 
nowadays in English, so let's stand pat for now. We can always change it 
back if the tides shift again. Either way, both Asia/Macao (the pre-2002 
zone name, now a link) and Asia/Macau (the current name) should continue 
to work indefinitely.

> I would also change "Britain" to "United Kingdom",

"Britain" appears to be considerably more popular in English.

Proposed patch attached. I hope I got the accents right in your name....
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