locked Re: Entity Naming Conventions
HamApps Support (VK3AMA)
On 14/08/2020 5:21 pm, Barry Murrell ZS2EZ wrote:
I changed the naming of "South Africa" to "Republic of South Africa" after a number of requests and some private email exchanges. Changing the name was not clear-cut, as different sources handle the name differently. From one of the email discussions I had on this...
"South Africa" is used by both the ADIF and ARRL and JTAlert has followed that lead, yet looking at DXKeeper, it lists "Republic of South Africa", who is right/wrong in this situation?
The ARRL is not consistent, with LoTW providing a different naming from the official entities list provided on the ARRL website.
In making my final decision as to which name to go with, I looked to Wikipedia, which indicates that "Republic of South Africa" is the official name. So I went with that.
It looks to me like the ADIF standard and the ARRL are both out of date.
As for the country name field (often abbreviated or truncated) below the Callsign display of JTAlert, I have made some further changes to utilize the common names of some countries rather than trying to abbreviate the long name.
A sample of upcoming changes.
Republic of Korea -> South Korea
de Laurie VK3AMA