tz data for Sudan

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Nov 16 07:52:39 UTC 1995

   Date: Wed, 15 Nov 95 15:23:06 -0800
   From: Michael Ross <mross at>

   Sudan no longer observes any form of daylight time change.

Yes.  Shanks says Sudan last used DST in 1985, but I missed his cutoff date.
Similarly, I think Iran hasn't used DST since 1980.
I'll fold these changes into my next set of proposed corrections.

I'm also trying to track down rumors that Azerbaijan, Georgia, Libya,
Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have stopped using DST.

   You might want to use the offical new name: Myanmar...

The country names are just commentary, and it wouldn't hurt to change
`Burma' to `Burma / Myanmar' in the comment.

However, your remark also applies to Asia/Rangoon, since the city's
offical name is now something else.  Here, though, I think it's right
to stick with `Asia/Rangoon'.  The tz database typically uses
traditional English place names, e.g. `Rome' instead of `Roma'.
This is partly to minimize the maintainers' work, partly to avoid
inconvenient characters in file names, and partly to stay consistent
with the rest of the tz database (which is written in English).

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