[tz] Adding Asia/Beijing timezone into the database

lennox at cs.columbia.edu lennox at cs.columbia.edu
Fri Dec 9 19:32:04 UTC 2011

On Friday, December 9 2011, "Guy Harris" wrote to "Daoming Qiu, tz at iana.org" saying:

> Perhaps there should also be a database giving names to tz database entries for human use - to use your earlier example, "Beijing, Chongqing, HongKong, Urumuqi" for Asia/{whatever city is used}, although not all systems would choose the same scheme to describe the region covered by a database entry (Mac OS X has a large list of "nearest cities").

That's what zone.tab is:

CN      +3114+12128     Asia/Shanghai   east China - Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, etc.
CN      +4545+12641     Asia/Harbin     Heilongjiang (except Mohe), Jilin
CN      +2934+10635     Asia/Chongqing  central China - Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Guizhou, etc.
CN      +4348+08735     Asia/Urumqi     most of Tibet & Xinjiang
CN      +3929+07559     Asia/Kashgar    west Tibet & Xinjiang

The descriptions in zone.tab are what is intended to be presented to humans
(and which should be translated by CLDR and the like); the TZID values are
just labels.

Jonathan Lennox
lennox at cs.columbia.edu

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