Time Zone abbreviations - request

Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com
Mon Feb 25 04:00:40 UTC 2008

Thank you very much - this helps a lot!

             "Gwillim Law"                                                 
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             02/21/2008 08:37          <tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov>              
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                                       Re: Time Zone abbreviations -       

If you want a short location code that can be justified as authoritative,
UN/LOCODE is an international standard for representing locations.  The
codes are five letters, separated by a space after the first two.  The
two letters are the same as the ISO 3166-1 country code.  The three letters
are sometimes the same as an IATA city code, but I don't think that's
guaranteed.  LOCODE is primarily used in electronic data interchange (EDI).
It covers 54,000+ locations, and I think there's probably at least one
location in each Olson time zone.  The place to find out more, including
looking up the codes, is http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/.

Gwillim Law

----- Original Message -----
From: "Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com [mailto:Ilya.Shtein at metavante.com]
> Our company is in need for standard abbreviations that would map
> one-to-one
> to the names used in the Olson database.

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