[tz] Belarus is listed in MSK timezone

Dzmitry Kazimirchyk dkazimirchyk at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 13:40:13 UTC 2015

The situation with MSK abbreviation is different. "Minsk time" was never 
abbreviated as MSK or associated with this abbreviation in any way in 
the past.

MSK stands for first three consonants of word Moscow transliterated from 
Russian (MoSKva) and has a long history behind it. And in my opinion 
trying to force this abbreviation onto "Minsk time" just because it sort 
of sticks (and already exists) isn't the right approach here.

Dzmitry Kazimirchyk

On 4/1/15 3:30 PM, John Haxby wrote:
> On 01/04/15 09:25, Julian Cable wrote:
>> There are systems which unfortunately want to use abbreviations in pick lists. Ambiguous abbreviations are not ideal.
> They're out of luck then.   It didn't take much hunting to discover that
> BST (British Summer Time) is also used for Pacific/Bougainville.
> $ TZ=Europe/London date
> Wed  1 Apr 13:29:25 BST 2015
> $ TZ=Pacific/Bougainville date
> Wed  1 Apr 23:29:31 BST 2015
> jch

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