[tz] Fw: Asia/Jakarta timezone acronym is misleading [RECAP]

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Feb 14 07:05:51 UTC 2013

On 02/13/2013 10:03 PM, Benny wrote:
> Wikipedia translated the interface into many languages, and in the case of Indonesian Wikipedias
> (there are many editions of them), the discussion in article talk pages and user talk pages are
> done by people who left their signatures (name and timestamp), which carries the aforementioned "WIT",

Surely this is a problem with these wikis -- they're using an English-language
time zone abbreviation in an Indonesian-language context, which is not right.

I notice that the original Indonesian Wikipedia <http://id.wikipedia.org/>
doesn't have this problem by default: signatures use UTC.  Perhaps the
other Wikipedias could follow its lead.

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