Update for Asia/Calcutta timezone

Shreyas Kumar shreyas.kumar at oracle.com
Wed Jan 5 22:53:49 UTC 2011


It is a worthwhile exploration and I commend those who are putting their 
time and energy.

Among "Asia/Mumbai" and "Asia/New Delhi", "Asia/New Delhi" better 
represents India.
Before sending out this email, I talked to ten friends and co-workers 
who are Indians, or were born in India, and did a poll via Facebook.

Even people from Mumbai and Kolkata commented that although personally 
there are happy if the tz is named after their city, "Asia/New Delhi" is 
better choice for India.

Copying one such response, from my unscientific poll among Facebook friends:
Saurav wrote: "Though I live in Kolkata and love the city - I think, New 
Delhi will be apt - because its our Capital. Its gives us our identity 
as India."

Shreyas Kumar
Sr. Member of Technical Staff
Oracle America Inc
500 Oracle pkwy
Redwood Shores CA 94065

On 1/4/2011 6:36 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> 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.
> Not to mention the countries with more than one capital.
> Regards
> Marshall
>> Cheers,
>> Philip
>> -- 
>> Philip Newton<philip.newton at gmail.com>

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