[tz] Europe/Kiev to be renamed to Europe/Kyiv
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Jan 8 18:07:03 UTC 2021
On 1/7/21 5:58 PM, Андрій Лавріненко wrote:
> Good afternoon!
> I'd like to report that the spelling of this Ukrainian city name has been
> changed from Kiev to *Kyiv*, as reflected by Google Maps
Thanks, we're aware of the renaming effort, and this has been a periodic
source of discussion on the tz mailing list. I recently proposed a
transition plan for Europe/Kiev → Europe/Kyiv here:
and I suggest you review that email thread. There's no rush; tzdb tends
to move slowly about these things, due to compatibility concerns.
By the way, the choice of spelling should not be important to end users,
as the tzdb spelling is not intended to be visible to them. End users
should see their preferred spelling which would typically be Київ, but
could also be Kyiv, Kænugarður, Κίεβο, 基輔, or whatever else is
appropriate for the user's locale. The Unicode Common Locale Data
Repository (CLDR) is a good source for these localized names; see
<http://cldr.unicode.org/>. If your software application is exposing the
string "Europe/Kiev" to users who prefer a different name, please send
bug reports mentioning CLDR to the application's developers. Thanks.
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