[tz] WSJ follows AP to Kyiv

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Oct 4 20:44:48 UTC 2019

On 2019-10-03 14:01, Paul Eggert wrote:
> It still may be a bit early to change. For what it's worth, news sources I read
> (New York Times, the Economist, the BBC) mostly use "Kiev". I lack time to do a
> survey and there's no rush, anyway.

Most of the English speaking world is unaware of the AP, NYT, WSJ, or what those
initials stand for, and the NYT and others are paywalled.

US Dictionaries have little distribution except as US references, lacking
British spellings used around the world: Collins is the usual inexpensive
standard elsewhere, Chambers the alternative: both Scottish publishers until
recently, and both unabridged have been the *global* Scrabble standard; Oxford
is the major English and more expensive option; Cambridge also publishes some.

OTOH the BBC is free and open, the OED is paywalled, but both have global reach
and authority: the latter appears to define /Kyiv/ as the *Ukrainian* name for
/Kiev/; so Ukrainians should feel free to use it. ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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