[tz] [PATCH] Be a bit more consistent about Metlakatla and Resolute abbr and comments.
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Fri Jul 18 07:45:40 UTC 2014
* northamerica (America/Metlakatla): Use the more-common "PST"
rather than our invented "MeST" for the abbreviation. Our source
called it "Pacific Time", as did a contemporaneous news report,
and I couldn't find contemporaneous use of "MeST" or of
"Metlakatla Time". Cite the news report in the commentary,
and quote some Juneau graffiti.
* zone.tab (America/Resolute): Call it Central Time, not Central
Standard Time, since it observes DST now.
(America/Metlakatla): Call it Pacific Standard Time, not
Metlakatla Time. Mention that it's in Alaska.
* NEWS: Document the above.
NEWS | 5 +++++
northamerica | 17 +++++++++++------
zone.tab | 4 ++--
3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index f77fe86..ffcbd92 100644
@@ -46,6 +46,8 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
Prefix "W" to (western) Samoa time when its standard-time offset
disagrees with that of American Samoa.
+ America/Metlakatla now uses PST, not MeST, to abbreviate its time zone.
Time zone abbreviations have been updated for Japan's two time
zones used 1896-1937. JWST now stands for Western Standard
Time, and JCST for Central Standard Time (formerly this was CJT).
@@ -173,6 +175,9 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
There is new commentary about time in Poland in 1919.
+ Commentary about time in Metlakatla, AK and Resolute, NU has been
+ improved, with a new source for the former.
In zone.tab, Pacific/Easter no longer mentions Salas y Gómez, as it
diff --git a/northamerica b/northamerica
index c461ef4..1b6bb23 100644
@@ -421,13 +421,18 @@ Zone America/Los_Angeles -7:52:58 - LMT 1883 Nov 18 12:07:02
# was destroyed in 1805 by a Yakutat-kon war party.) However, there
# were nearby inhabitants in some cases and for our purposes perhaps
# it's best to simply use the official transition.
-# From Steve Ferguson (2011-01-31):
-# The author lives in Alaska and many of the references listed are only
-# available to Alaskan residents.
+# From Paul Eggert (2014-07-18):
+# One opinion of the early-1980s turmoil in Alaska over time zones and
+# daylight saving time appeared as graffiti on a Juneau airport wall:
+# "Welcome to Juneau. Please turn your watch back to the 19th century."
+# See: Turner W. Alaska's four time zones now two. NY Times 1983-11-01.
+# Steve Ferguson (2011-01-31) referred to the following source:
+# Norris F. Keeping time in Alaska: national directives, local response.
+# Alaska History 2001;16(1-2).
# From Arthur David Olson (2011-02-01):
# Here's database-relevant material from the 2001 "Alaska History" article:
@@ -489,7 +494,7 @@ Zone America/Metlakatla 15:13:42 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
-8:00 US P%sT 1946
-8:00 - PST 1969
-8:00 US P%sT 1983 Oct 30 2:00
- -8:00 - MeST
+ -8:00 - PST
Zone America/Yakutat 14:41:05 - LMT 1867 Oct 18
-9:18:55 - LMT 1900 Aug 20 12:00
-9:00 - YST 1942
diff --git a/zone.tab b/zone.tab
index e29778c..e415ca6 100644
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ CA +4901-08816 America/Nipigon Eastern Time - Ontario & Quebec - places that did
CA +4823-08915 America/Thunder_Bay Eastern Time - Thunder Bay, Ontario
CA +6344-06828 America/Iqaluit Eastern Time - east Nunavut - most locations
CA +6608-06544 America/Pangnirtung Eastern Time - Pangnirtung, Nunavut
-CA +744144-0944945 America/Resolute Central Standard Time - Resolute, Nunavut
+CA +744144-0944945 America/Resolute Central Time - Resolute, Nunavut
CA +484531-0913718 America/Atikokan Eastern Standard Time - Atikokan, Ontario and Southampton I, Nunavut
CA +624900-0920459 America/Rankin_Inlet Central Time - central Nunavut
CA +4953-09709 America/Winnipeg Central Time - Manitoba & west Ontario
@@ -433,7 +433,7 @@ US +571035-1351807 America/Sitka Alaska Time - southeast Alaska panhandle
US +593249-1394338 America/Yakutat Alaska Time - Alaska panhandle neck
US +643004-1652423 America/Nome Alaska Time - west Alaska
US +515248-1763929 America/Adak Aleutian Islands
-US +550737-1313435 America/Metlakatla Metlakatla Time - Annette Island
+US +550737-1313435 America/Metlakatla Pacific Standard Time - Annette Island, Alaska
US +211825-1575130 Pacific/Honolulu Hawaii
UY -3453-05611 America/Montevideo
UZ +3940+06648 Asia/Samarkand west Uzbekistan
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