first pass at Uyghur time

Luther Ma ma.lude.xj at
Thu Nov 26 03:23:37 UTC 2009

On further reflection I wonder if "Uyghur time" as opposed to "Han  
time" is really what you want. In both the Uyghur and Chinese  
languages the distinction is between Beijing time on one hand and  
Xinjiang (or Urumqi) time on the other. And while it is true that  
ethnicity and therefore culture largely determines which time one uses  
in XJ, putting ethnic labels on the time zones may be somewhat  
divisive in an already very unhappy and divisive time. (Hence my  
allusion to Solomon's decision.)

I thought only to point out that there is a time zone in use (and  
quite widely used) that generally isn't represented on computers, even  
though it has been in use as long as computers have been using time  
zones. Forgive me if I missed some other factors that need to be taken  
into account.

  Thanks again,
-LuDe (Luther) Ma

On Nov 21, 2009, at 9:43 PM, Arthur David Olson wrote:

> Below find a first pass at changes to "zone.tabb" and "asia" to  
> handle Uyghur variants of time in China.
> The basic approach is to have zones with Han-based names for the  
> rules used by Han,
> and zones with Uyghur-based names for the rules used by Uyghur.

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