[tz] Time zone renaming overview

Tobias Conradi mail.2012 at tobiasconradi.com
Tue Apr 16 12:59:54 UTC 2013

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Tim Thornton <tt at smartcomsoftware.com> wrote:

> You've made it clear that you effectively want a new naming system, which is
> one approach, but there are also arguments for aiming to meet legal names
> and common usage, even if these are not fully defined.
Aiming and failing. English speaking countries might have it OK for
them. But maybe here IANA does not care about other languages as much
as about English.

> There are also good
> arguments for not upsetting the apple cart,
> and sticking with the existin,
> working system.
Working for English speaking countries, except Australia, not working
for languages other than English and failing for some countries, e.g.
Indonesia with English WIT Western Indonesia Time which conflicts with
local Indonesian WIT Waktu Indonesia Timur (Time Indonesia East).

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