[tz] EST/EDT vs AEST/AEDT in AQ [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
abbotti at mev.co.uk
Fri Apr 12 16:27:58 UTC 2013
On 2013-04-12 15:57, Tobias Conradi wrote:
> POSIX requirements for abbreviations can be fulfilled without English
> terminology. E.g. WIT could mean Waktu Indonesia Timur (Eastern
> Indonesian Time) instead of IANA used English Western Indonesia Time.
The "Theory" file says "Use abbreviations that are in common use among
English-speakers". I don't know if that means world-wide or within the
region it applies to.
> The English speaking countries largely get their way through with
> locally used abbreviations, whilst needs and wishes of others are
Traditionally, system text in the default "POSIX" (or "C") locale is in
US English, although I don't think that's a POSIX requirement. (The
character set may limit the options as I think it's limited to ASCII,
although I believe there is some debate about whether LC_CTYPE="POSIX"
allows UTF-8 encoded messages or not.)
The POSIX standards and ISO C standards do not mention localization at
all for the "%Z" format-specifier of strftime() (or other places where a
timezone abbreviation could appear), but do specifically state that
output for various other strftime() format-specifiers is localized.
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