Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 26 16:15:14 UTC 2020
On 2020-11-26 14:06, John Hawkinson wrote:
> On Sept. 16, 2020, Wikipedia finally decided that the time had come and moved its page from Kiev to Kyiv.
> It was summarized with:
> | Rough consensus that "Kyiv" is the better title given usage in
> | reliable, English-language sources. An extended summary/rationale
> | prefaces the discussion. — Wug·a·po·des 06:58, 16 September 2020
> | (UTC)
Current occurrence counts are "Kiev": 135e+6
so that the frequencies of the two spellings are
indeed not far apart.
The file theory.html suggests a switch in case of
"long-time widespread use of the
new city name instead of the old".
I think that this is consistent with waiting for
a majority for Kyiv. My spelling checker knows
"Kiev" but not "Kyiv".
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