FW: Countries added to ISO

Mark Davis mark.davis at icu-project.org
Tue Nov 13 16:06:29 UTC 2007

Well, BCP 47 just updated to the new country codes. Following that, we have
just updated Unicode CLDR for them, and now we are missing a mapping from
country codes to timezone for the new country codes. That mapping is used in
a number of places, including the localizations, so it is not a trivial
lack. CLDR's going out at the end of this month (1.5.1), and is used in ICU
(among other places), which is going out in December (3.8.1), and my company
(Google) uses ICU and would upgrade thereafter. So it's kind of a domino

Thus we'd appreciate adding the new country codes so that everything's in


On Nov 13, 2007 12:32 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at icu-project.org> writes:
> > It would be very helpful for us if we could get a release quickly that
> added
> > these to zone.tab (with new IDs and Links). Any possibility of that?
> Hmm, OK, what's the rush?  This doesn't affect any time zone data per
> se; it's just auxiliary info.  (Are the 7000 people of St Barthelemy
> bombarding us with email, demanding that they not be forced to set
> TZ='America/Guadeloupe'?  :-)
> > For the IDs, I'd suggest either Saint_Barthelemy or Gustavia for the
> first,
> > and either Saint_Martin or Marigot for the second.
> I have been leaning towards America/St_Barthelemy and America/Marigot,
> for reasons discussed earlier on this list.
> > These country codes were split off from Guadeloupe, and so had the same
> > timezone rules. So they can be initially Linked to Guadeloupe.
> Yes, that makes sense.

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