Update for Asia/Calcutta timezone

Paul Koning paul_koning at Dell.com
Tue Jan 4 22:03:15 UTC 2011

On Jan 4, 2011, at 5:00 PM, Philip Newton wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 22:57, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
>> But capitals change too (for example, Kazakhstan).  No naming principle
>> will work everywhere, and it's probably better to stick with the principles
>> that we have.  The question here is when one principle (use the most-populous city)
>> should override another one (avoid name changes).  It's not a slam-dunk case
>> either way, which is why I asked for further comments.
> FWIW, I'd favour the "avoid name changes" principle.
> There are a number of zones which have "the wrong" name (typically
> this means "not the current capital"). As long as the city stays in
> the zone, I'd tend to keep it.


And yes, capitals can change, good point.  I was thinking about the case of a new zone that needs a name.  For that, I would start with the capital if it's in the zone, otherwise the biggest or best known town.  Then, once the name has been assigned, leave it alone.

Exception: if the town that was picked changes its own name (e.g., Calcutta).


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