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Reply from the editor of Financial Times

Date: 2009/1/9
Subject: Kiev/Kyiv

Dear Mr K y c h m a,

I am writing to thank you for the petition you sent me in support of your
campaign to have the FT adopt Kyiv as our style for the spelling of the
Ukrainian capital.
I am, of course, impressed by the strength of feeling expressed by yourself
and everybody who has signed the petition – and those many who have posted
comments online in one form or another.
We are looking carefully at this issue – along with a number of other names
around the world where similar issues exist. I appreciate that from your
perspective it is a simple matter that could be changed with a snap
decision. But we have found over years that it pays not to rush into such
decisions (by the way, the FT has not adapted Myanmar as house style). I
will be discussing it with colleagues and, of course, the Editor, and will
let you know in due course what decision we have taken.

With best regards – and a Happy New Year,

Hugh Carnegy
Executive Editor

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