[tz] Europe/Kiev

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Dec 7 17:24:01 UTC 2017

On 12/05/2017 01:23 AM, Bohdan Vovchuk wrote:
>   Please change timezone *Europe/Kiev* to *Europe/Kyiv* because first variation is wrong.

The tz names are in the English language, and the most common usage in 
English for the city is "Kiev". It is like the tz name Europe/Rome, 
where the city is named "Roma" in Italian and "Rome" in English. That 
is, Kiev is one of the few special cities in the world with a different 
name in English than in its inhabitants' language. For more details, 
please see an earlier message on this topic:


which (among other things) says that Kiev is also called "Kænugarður"!

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