[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing

Jonathan Leffler jonathan.leffler at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 02:57:10 UTC 2012

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 08/14/2012 03:49 AM, James M Leddy wrote:
> >  * The common proposed fix is that we should be using "human
> >    presentable" names and have a mapping from these names to the
> >    actual timezones. Since that proposal, indeed since the inception
> >    of desktop Linux/Unix, no one (as far as I know) has actually done
> >    this
> I happened to read this on my laptop which runs Ubuntu 12.04 and uses
> the tz database.  I clicked on the time in the upper right-hand part
> of my screen, clicked on "Time & Date Settings", typed "Beijing", and
> it automatically changed my desktop to Beijing Time aka CST.

For whatever it is worth, on Mac OS X (10.7.4), the System Preferences Time
& Date panel allows you to choose the time zone by clicking on a world
map.  Clicking on one place in China came up with a name like 'Yueying -
China' , so I typed 'Beijing - China' and that was accepted (and the
highlighted location moved nearer to where Beijing actually is).

So, Apple has done this job on Mac OS X, I think.

That's not a definitive for or against the addition — it is just a data
point for consideration.

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