"32 time zones"
abe at vic.cc.purdue.edu
Tue Jun 8 18:12:09 UTC 1993
In message <9306081338.AA10015 at bossie.nci.nih.gov> you write:
> Our society has created a fictional time system of 32 time zones
> (24 one-hour offsets and several more half-hour and three-quarter
> hour offsets).
> --Tognazzini, Bruce (tog at eng.sun.com): "Tog on Interface:
> The Myth of Precision", Sun World, volume 6, number 7
> (June, 1993), page 100.
>A grep in /usr/lib/zoneinfo/* on a SunOS 4.1.1 system failed to show up eight
>oddball time zones (see attached). Does anyone know of the origin for the
>"32" time zones?
Among my accumulation of time zone abbreviations I find:
ACDT 10:30 Australian Central Daylight
ACST 9:30 Australian Central Standard
CADT 10:30 Central Australian Daylight
CAST 9:30 Central Australian Standard
CST 9:30 North/South Australian Central Standard
HDT -9:30 Hawaiian Daylight (until 1947)
HST -10:00 Hawaiian Standard (-10:30 until 1947)
IDT 4:30 Iran Daylight
IST 3:30 Iran Standard
IST 5:30 Indian Standard
IT 3:30 Iran
JT 7:30 Java
MT 8:30 Moluccas (obsolete)
NDT -2:30 Newfoundland Daylight
NFT -3:30 Newfoundland
NST 8:30 North Sumatran (obsolete)
NST -3:30 Newfoundland Standard
SADT 10:30 South Australian Daylight
SAST 9:30 South Australian Standard
I think there are at least 8 separate half-hour zones there, if that's
what you mean by oddball time zones. I don't know about any zones with
three-quarter hour offsets, but would like to know what they are.
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