[tz] Ambiguous abbreviations for Australian timezones when daylight savings is in affect

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Mar 31 00:24:55 UTC 2013

On 03/30/13 03:34, Timothy Arceri wrote:
> The links that I have presented in the other thread make it fairly clear that
> all states *are* using a consistent format for abbreviations.

I'm afraid that doesn't follow.  One can easily find disagreements
with the contents of those links.  For example, you gave a link to the
NSW Dept of Attorney General & Justice saying that in summer, eastern time
is abbreviated "AEDT".  But that very web page also says, in another
place, that the abbreviation is "EDST".  So this single source contradicts
the assertion that abbreviations are consistently used by the NSW

Here's that URL again:


And the EDST-related quote from that page:

"Daylight saving or summer time is commonly expressed as EDST (Eastern Daylight Saving Time)."

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