Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 27 12:15:08 UTC 2020
On 2020-11-27 10:41, Guy Harris quoted theory.html:
> * Use mainstream English spelling, e.g., prefer Europe/Rome to Europa/Roma, and prefer Europe/Athens to the Greek Ευρώπη/Αθήνα or the Romanized Evrópi/Athína. The POSIX file name restrictions encourage this guideline.
One should note that the change requests for "Kyiv"
instead of "Kiev" are based on a new transliteration
system into Latin script for Ukrainian toponyms and
proper names that has been prescribed for legal
documents by the Ukrainian government in 1996 and
While this certainly makes "Kiev" incorrect in new
legal texts, one cannot say that it makes "chicken Kiev"
incorrect. It will take some time until "Kyiv" becomes
the mainstream English spelling -- one problem with it
is that it is not clear how it should be pronounced.
What I find surprising is that this issue comes up
so often. I hope it is not a political issue
with which tzdb should not be involved.
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