[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace
Mark Davis ☕
mark at macchiato.com
Sat Oct 13 00:39:18 UTC 2012
That is incorrect. The metazone mechanism that you found in ICU comes from
CLDR. For more about it (and timezone names), you can also look at the LDML
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Walter <walter.stanish at gmail.com> wrote:
> > no, that's the data i told you Android uses several posts ago! those
> > are localized names for the time zones. we're already all in agreement
> > that that's a solved problem, solved by CLDR.
> We are not in agreement on this point.
> CLDR translates principal city names affiliated with timezones, and
> provides a mapping to Windows timezones. That is all.
> (It doesn't define or translate timezone names, or allow for the
> grouping of historical timezones in to a reduced set of entitites
> suitable for presentation to end users.)
> > i was saying that the useful thing i'm missing is _city_ names. (not
> > exemplar names, either. re-read my original mail.)
> It's easy to find internationalised geoname data... one approach might
> be to look at language equivalence across the Wikipedia dataset,
> another OpenStreetmaps, etc.
> - Walter
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the tz