[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect
tobias.conradi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 12:58:27 UTC 2013
On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Robert Elz <kre at munnari.oz.au> wrote:
> Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:07:39 +0200
> From: Tobias Conradi <tobias.conradi at gmail.com>
>>> I don't think that anybody wants the tz database to use different
>>> abbreviations from what is in common use in Australia.
>> Then why the IANA timezone database contains EST for Daylight saving
>> time in Eastern Australia?
> It is "Summer Time" (Eastern Summer Time) which is what it is called in the
So it is not EST in the legislation? And since when is the name from
legislation "common use in Australia"?
> It is also (if unimaginative) a rational name, unlike
> "daylight saving" which is gibberish.
I would not call EST a name, but more an acronym and it is one used in
the IANA timezone database for Eastern non-DST time as well as DST
time and that whilst there are points in time where both Eastern DST
and Eastern non-DST coexist.
>> Again, this is not about just choosing a /new/ set, but it is about
>> one that uses one acronym for each zone during daylight saving time.
Because Timothy started the thread that way. And now, if you ask why
he wants it that way - there are some reasons given in the starting
>> How would you demonstrate "official government backing" if not by
>> selecting a subset of official government websites?
> You would (presumably) ask the appropriate govt department(s) for a
And how can the presented in the mailing list and added to the IANA
timezone database file australasia? "I had a phone call ...."?
>(and appropriate here is nothing from the commonwealth govt,
> and certainly not the Bureau of Met).
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