[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Mar 30 20:12:07 UTC 2013
On 03/29/13 10:01, David Patte ₯ wrote:
> lets at least adopt the national one
If I recall correctly, the last time I checked,
different parts of the Australian national government
used different terminology and/or abbreviations and
nobody seemed to be in charge.
This area of confusion is not new, by the way:
The ABC could not be more or less explicit than it was
in the term "Eastern Australian daylight saving time,"
said an official of the commission yesterday, when replying
to a statement by a correspondent of The Argus, that the
phrase was cumbersome.... The suggestion that the ABC should
adopt the term "Eastern summer time" was unsatisfactory...
-- "A B C and summer time", The Argus (Melbourne),
1942-10-07, page 5, col. 2.
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