FW: Incorrect time zone abbreviations for Indonesia

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Thu Nov 20 17:28:09 UTC 2008

I'm forwarding this message from Jason Grimes, who is not on the time
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Note that time zone abbreviations are consistently abbreviations of the
English-language names of time zones.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Grimes [mailto:jg at proz.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:23
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Cc: Jason Grimes
Subject: Incorrect time zone abbreviations for Indonesia

Dear time zone data maintainers,

I'm a developer at ProZ.com, a website for human language translators.
One of our users has reported that the time zone names for the time
zones in Indonesia, specifically Asia/Jakarta, Asia/Pontianak,
Asia/Makassar, and Asia/Jayapura, are incorrect in the current time zone

According to her, and to the following references, it appears that these
time zone abbreviations should be updated as follows:

ID                 offset  current  new
Asia/Jakarta       UTC+7   WIT      WIB  (Waktu Indonesia Barat)
Asia/Pontianak     UTC+7   WIT      WIB  (Waktu Indonesia Barat)
Asia/Makassar      UTC+8   CIT      WITA (Waktu Indonesia Tengah)
Asia/Jayapura      UTC+9   EIT      WIT  (Waktu Indonesia Timur)


I noticed a similar bug report from 2005 but I was unable to find any

I hope this gives enough information to update these time zone names.

Thanks to all of you who help to maintain this valuable resource.

Best regards,

Jason Grimes

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