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

Jiri Bohac jbohac at suse.cz
Wed Nov 16 21:44:52 UTC 2016

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 12:57:01PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> 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. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/25/nobody-calls-it-czechia-czech-republic-new-fails-catch-on

... and that was precisely my motivation for submitting the
patch. If people don't see the short name around, it will not
"catch on". So I grepped my /usr/share for the cumbersome long name
and here comes zoneinfo :)

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

Sure - in conversations. But I would argue that someone looking for an
entry on a list would first look under "Uni...." and "Grea..." and
only then discover "Britain".

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

Well, whatever. My main goal was the "Czechia" entry ;)
The accents are fine.

Thanks anyway.

Jiri Bohac <jbohac at suse.cz>

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