[tz] Bangladesh's TZ Abbreviation

Hank W hankw1 at austin.rr.com
Thu Jan 17 12:26:37 UTC 2013

The online Bangladesh newspaper bdnews24.com repeatedly abbreviates
Bangladesh Standard Time as BdST, as opposed to the BDT abbreviation in the
current Asia file of the tzdata.  For example, the article at
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2009/12/31/2010-new-decade-cheered-in, (dated
2010-01-01) states in part, "Clocks went back at 11:59pm on Thursday
night--rather than midnight--to restore Bangladesh Standard Time (BdST),
GMT+6."  I found many similar examples in a search for BdST within the site.
Searches for BdDT and BdT yielded nothing.  A search for BDT yields many
references to their currency, not their time.  I searched also for BST and
found it referring to Bangladesh Standard Time in articles from about seven
or eight years ago, while in articles from the current decade it seems to be
referring only to British Summer Time.


Hank W.

Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Time Guru Wannabe

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