[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Wed Apr 3 19:23:33 UTC 2013

Guy Harris said:
>> Please bear in mind that the "D" means nothing to most people in the
>> English-speaking world - "Daylight Saving" is an American construct that is
>> both meaningless and not used by the rest of us.
> What term is used by the rest of the English-speaking world?

"Summer Time", as in "British Summer Time".

> Does the rest of that part of the English-speaking world that adjusts their clocks twice a year turn their clocks forward on or after 21 June or so and turn them backward on or before 21 September or so?  If not, they don't keep "summer time",

You have it wrong. So long as the transition dates are before 22nd June and
after 22nd September (in the northern hemisphere), it is the time that
applies throughout summer and so is clearly "summer time".

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