[tz] Adding Asia/Beijing timezone into the database

Jaakko Hyvätti jaakko.hyvatti at foreca.com
Fri Dec 9 11:02:54 UTC 2011

It's just a code.  Same kind of apparently stupid things get added to 
database all the time, like this:

SX      +180305-0630250 America/Lower_Princes

.. Where Lower Princes is more like a suburb of Sint Maarten capital city, 
Philipsburg, and should not have been used even as a code.  Any reasonable 
user interface should use something else.

Maybe someone could maintain a database of reasonable translations in many 
languages/locales for each timezone?


On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Daoming Qiu wrote:
> Thanks for all your information.
> The fact that this issue has been discussed so many times reflects
> that what the user prefers,
> and this unreasonable point in the current tz database.

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