[tz] [PATCH] Replace Africa zones with links when that doesn't lose useful info.
apb at cequrux.com
Thu Jul 10 08:36:37 UTC 2014
On Wed, 09 Jul 2014, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Subject: Re: [tz] [PATCH] Replace Africa zones with links when
> that doesn't lose useful info.
Some of these changes do lose useful information. In particular,
many timezone abbreviations were changed, and some or all of those
changes lose useful information. I also noticed some changes in
pre-1970 information, which some people find useful.
I live in South Africa, and can confirm that "SAST" is the correct
abbreviation here (although I have been unable to find the
relevant legislation). To the best of my knowledge, most other
African countries that share the same UTC offset do not use the
abbreviation "SAST", so the change from "CAT" (Central African
Time) to "SAST" (South African Standard Time) is wrong for them.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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