[tz] Patched file australasia - time point unique abbreviations for Australia
david at DLG.com.au
Mon Apr 8 20:52:15 UTC 2013
I don't suggest to be an authority on this subject but I wish to discuss
1. I don't particular like the 'H' for half-hour daylight saving. Whether
it's 30 minutes or 60 minutes, it's still daylight saving so I think only a
'D' is necessary.
2. For Lord Howe's daylight saving time, could we just report AEDT as it's
the same time as Sydney, Canberra, etc?
3. Shouldn't we just stick to CW (Central West) instead of naming the zone
to do with the town in the zone?
There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary
and those who don't.
From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Tobias
Sent: 09 April 2013 06:29
To: tz at iana.org mailing list; David Patte
Subject: [tz] Patched file australasia - time point unique abbreviations for
A public domain patched australasia file can be found via:
The new abbreviations are:
and currently without "A" prefix:
CWST/CWDT - Eucla
LHST/LHDT/LHHT - Lord Howe
The letters before the final T mean:
S - no daylight saving
D - one hour daylight saving
H - half hour daylight saving
Error reports are welcome. Maybe someone can create a patch file.
Some may favor using internationally disambiguated abbreviations, since AE
might be interpreted as United Arab Emirates, AC as Ascension Island and AW
as Aruba. It could also be desired to have constant length. Such
internationally time point unique abbreviations could be used by CLDR for
The format could be "<country code><location><type>T" and a set for
Australia, covering - except for LMTs (LMT=local mean time) - all times in
the IANA time zone database could be:
AUEST/AUEDT - East
AUCST/AUCDT - Central
AUWST/AUWDT - West
AUUST/AUUDT - Eucla
AUHST/AUHDT/AUHHT - Lord Howe
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