[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations (Daylight Savings Time) [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Sat Feb 23 02:37:55 UTC 2013

Peter Stagg <P.Stagg at bom.gov.au> wrote:

>Is their anything I can do or say to bring some clarity to this issue
>and perhaps resolve it one way or another?

Can you convince the state and territorial governments to amend their time legislation to specify distinctive abbreviations? That has been the issue raised most frequently by Australian contributors here: time zones are, it has been said, a state matter and the legislation either doesn't specify a name or specifies an ambiguous name. None specify abbreviations.

In the alternative, perhaps convincing a national IT standards body to undertake an effort to define such abbreviations would indicate sufficient consensus to change the abbreviations used in tzdata.


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