Timezone names for Greenland

Garrett A. Wollman wollman at lcs.mit.edu
Tue Feb 27 16:46:51 UTC 1996

<<On Tue, 27 Feb 96 15:36:12 +0100, ohnielse at fysik.dtu.dk (Ole Holm Nielsen) said:

> The naming "America" is politically incorrect.  Greenland is a part of
> Denmark, but has had home rule for 10 or 11 years.

That is irrelevant.  Greenland is an island off the coast of North
America, so that's the directory it goes in.

> "Greenland/....".  Furthermore, the town names that you give are Danish
> names.  

As explained in the `africa' file's notes, the town names are the ones
normally used by English speakers making English-language maps.  It
also explains the business about the continents, for that matter.  For
the same reason, `Europe/Copenhagen' is used, rather than
`Europe/Kobenhavn' (if I remember the native spelling correctly...).

>From africa:

# So I renamed the Zones to have the form AREA/LOCATION, where
# AREA is the name of a continent or ocean, and
# LOCATION is the name of a specific location within that region.
# For example, the old zone name `Egypt' is now `Africa/Cairo'.
#       Use traditional English spelling, e.g. prefer `Rome' to `Roma', and
#               prefer `Athens' to the true name (which uses Greek letters).
#               The Posix file name restrictions encourage this rule.
# We typically use traditional English time zone abbreviations,
# and assume that applications translate them to other languages
# as part of the normal localization process.


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