FW: Mapping Localised Windows TZ to TZID

Dave Rolsky autarch at urth.org
Thu Oct 9 22:08:37 UTC 2008

On Thu, 9 Oct 2008, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] wrote:

> The issue is the only registry entry they have located so far has the 
> Windows TZ stored as a text string and this is localised on non English 
> Windows.  In Windows is there a language [independent] reference for the 
> TZ that machine is currently set to that we could utilise?

There is a way around this, but it's highly Windows-release dependent.

For the gory details, I refer you to this code that someone who knows more 
about this wrote - 

If you look at the _FindWindowsTZName you can see it going through various 
gyrations to get the English name.


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