[tz] Non-ASCII outside comments?

Paul_Koning at dell.com Paul_Koning at dell.com
Wed Jun 25 15:47:47 UTC 2014

On Jun 25, 2014, at 11:17 AM, Arthur David Olson <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Prompted by the introduction of non-ASCII into comments, I checked how zic handles a...
>     Zone America/San_José
> ...line and discovered that, at least on the test system, it seems to do a right thing.
> Should zic permit non-ASCII characters in zone names? In time zone abbreviations?
> If they are permitted, should zic warn about them?

Zone names need to be ASCII, nothing more.  Isn’t this specified by POSIX?  In any case, zone names turn into path names, and while some operating systems support Unicode file names, a lot do not.


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