Revisiting Australian time zone abbreviations

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Feb 17 17:15:43 UTC 2011

On 02/17/2011 03:18 AM, Anand Kumria wrote:

> I had never heard of the atsb prior to your email.

The ATSB is an important Australian government organization and is
often in news reports.

> At the time of writing the atsb link does not exist.

It's been updated to version 3.  Here's the current URL:

>>> The government website of Australia states the time
>>> zone names for Australia are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), ...
>> I'm afraid it's not that simple.
> Actually, it could be.

No doubt it *could* be.  But that's for Australians to do, not us.
It's not the tz database's job to impose standard names or
abbreviations on Australians.

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