proposed time zone package changes (Russia, Curacao)

Philip Newton philip.newton at
Thu Jun 16 19:08:32 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 19:28, Mark Davis ☕ <mark at> wrote:
> While that is reasonable, I know that it makes it (surprisingly) difficult
> for translators when most of what they are translating are cities, and then
> suddenly a country pops up. And many of the existing identifiers also would
> be much more recognizable if they were countries. Moreover, the country
> information is always available in the zones file anyway.
> So it is simpler and more predictable if it is cities wherever possible.

Also, isn't the rationale that countries tend to come and go, while
cities tend to stay around (and tend to keep their name more
consistently than countries do)?

Philip Newton <philip.newton at>

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