[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations - Next step
ghane0 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 00:14:43 UTC 2012
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> wrote:
> The obvious name, if we were to insist on qualifying zone abbreviations
> wth references to location, would be "American Eastern Standard Time"
> (etc) - abbreviated as AEST... After all it applies in both Canada
> and the US, so USEST would require a CEST for what is essentially the
> same thing, and doesn't it also apply in parts of Latin America?
> So, AEST for Australia and AEST for the US/Canada etc.
Not complete enough!
What about using the ISO-3166 2-letter abbrev (the ISO codes are already in
the distribution, iso3166.tab )?
This should be unambiguous enough, I think.
This could be extended, for historical contexts, with ISO-8601:
- VECST-20110612 (Venezuala Time, as changed on 12 June 2011)
- VECST-20120801 (etc)
and so on.
> Or we just leave well enough alone, and leave things as they are.
Oh. Well, if you are going to take the sensible approach ...
I think the issue is simple: "While taking no position on the advisability
and necessity of unique or user-friendly timezone abbreviations, this is
not in the mandate of Mr Olson's group".
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