FW: FW: Corrections to historic German timezone information

Jonathan Lennox lennox at cs.columbia.edu
Mon Feb 11 15:17:23 UTC 2008

On Friday, February 8 2008, "Paul Eggert" wrote:

> So the question,
> from the tz point of view, is: what is the center of Berlin?  If it's
> in east Berlin the tz database uses the rules appropriate for that
> location.  Currently the database simply accepts Shank & Pottenger's
> definition for the center of Berlin (as being in east Germany) but if
> that's incorrect then we can fix it.

Does the TZ database's "every country gets its one zone" rule post-date
German Reunification?  Otherwise, I'd have thought there would have been
separate zones for West Germany (Europe/Frankfurt?) and East Germany.

Jonathan Lennox
lennox at cs dot columbia dot edu

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