[tz] Converting from individual cities/states/country names to Windows time zone names

John Haxby john.haxby at oracle.com
Mon Dec 5 18:58:47 UTC 2011

On 05/12/11 18:35, Daniel White wrote:
> Also if people want to search for a time zone by country name, I can't use that
> (and yes, for countries with multiple time zones, I'd at least average them out,
> which is better than nothing).

It seems to me that what you need is a list of towns and cities with
whatever search terms you want to extract their latitude and
longitude.   That can then be looked up on a map (someone provided a
reference earlier).   It's no longer a simple lookup, but it's
future-proofing and more likely to give the right and expected answer.


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