Danish time zone naming
eggert at twinsun.com
Wed Nov 27 01:00:00 UTC 1996
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 20:32:34 +0100
From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at critter.tfs.com>
for Denmark MET is actually the abbreviation recommended by the
ministry of the interior.
That's odd, since the Danish Standards Association recommends `CET'
(reference: Posix 1003.1-1996 [ISO/IEC 9945-1: 1996], page 614, line 105).
I just looked in Dejanews for recent Usenet articles mentioning
`Denmark CET MET' and talking about the issue, and I found only the
following relevant articles, which seem to prefer `CET' to `MET':
Henrik Buch Mortensen <hbm at emi.dtu.dk>
Re: MET timezone: premature end of DST
<URL:news:u3d8ynaylw.fsf at amalthea.emi.dtu.dk> (1996-10-13)
This article presents a new zoneinfo file written from scratch by the
Danish author, which uses CET and not MET.
Thomas Petersen <petersen at post1.tele.dk>
Linux Danish HOWTO (part 1/1)
<URL:news:Danish-HOWTO.1-7533.847339934 at cc.gatech.edu> (1996-11-06)
This article talks about setting the time zone for Denmark, mentions
CET before MET, and then gives instructions using the old zoneinfo
Do you have a reference for the `MET' recommendation?
Is this `MET' an abbreviation for Danish or for English?
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