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Joined: 29/09/2008 20:47:15
Messages: 1

Madras in India was officially renamed Chennai in 1996. I just marked Chennai as the preferred name in English in the alternate names list, but…

Should I instead have removed the “Chennai” entries from the alternate names list, and renamed Madras at the top level?

If yes to the above, should I then have put Madras in the alternate names table or are you not interested in historic names?

How long do such changes take to appear in the dumps?

Bombay -> Mumbai is a similar story.

Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
Messages: 4104

Hi Dave

I think the main name should be 'Chennai' and I have changed it and added 'Madras' as alternate names.
The changes will be included in daily the dump of the following day.



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