Oscar van Vlijmen
ovv at hetnet.nl
Sun Jul 2 13:00:10 UTC 2006
> From: "srdjan krajnalic"
> Can someone please explain this:
> Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
> Zone Europe/Dublin -0:25:00 - LMT 1880 Aug 2
> -0:25:21 - DMT 1916 May 21 2:00
> -0:25:21 1:00 IST 1916 Oct 1 2:00s
> The last line has -0:25:21 min as the GMT offset - is it possible that the
> rule name is "1:00" ?
> Lines 428-430 in the europe file.
The same type of problem you mentioned earlier.
The TZ database is not of pure database quality.
In most cases fields are separated by tabs, but sometimes a space or a space
run is the field separator.
It is not possible to import the TZ database into a simple database program
or a spreadsheet.
Each and every field should be manually checked and separated if necessary.
Or you will have to write an intelligent importer, parser or converter
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