Time Zone abbreviations in Brazil
eggert at twinsun.com
Wed Jul 7 07:28:57 UTC 1999
Thanks for your info about Brazilian time zone abbreviations.
I'm inclined to change the tz database abbreviations from:
-2:00 FST FDT Fernando de Noronha time
-3:00 EST EDT Eastern Brazil time
-4:00 WST WDT Western Brazil time
-5:00 AST ADT Acre time
-2:00 FNT FNST Fernando de Noronha time
-3:00 BRT BRST Brasilia time
-4:00 WBT WBST Western Brazil time
-5:00 ACT ACST Acre time
where `std' denotes standard time and `dst' denotes summer time.
The -3:00 row in the new table seems to match existing practice for
Brasilia time and Brasilia summer time. I invented the
English-language abbreviations, and I also invented the other rows to
be consistent with the -3:00 row. I believe that FN and AC are the
usual 2-letter abbreviations for Fernando de Noronha and Acre, so the
`WB' row is perhaps the most questionable abbreviation.
If this seems OK, I'll prepare a full patch along these lines;
comments and further suggestions are welcome.
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