[tz] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 17 20:05:10 UTC 2015

That's an amazing quote! (from the Politico article)
Do they put that in the travel brochures?  :)
Seriously though - is there any good reason to do this?
HAST/HADT are in the CLDR also:http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#1ee7f3b1459fe557http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#39b5dd8bc9bd28b2

> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:23 -0700
> From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> To: tim at timtimeonline.com; mj1856 at hotmail.com
> CC: hankw1 at austin.rr.com; tz at iana.org
> Subject: Re: [tz] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
> On 04/17/2015 10:34 AM, Tim Parenti wrote:
> > By the same token, it's reasonable that people in the Aleutian Islands 
> > wouldn't associate themselves with Hawaiʻi!
> There aren't too many people in Adak to ask (2010 census population 
> 326), which is not too surprising as it is an area affected by “frequent 
> cyclonic winds with gusts in excess of 100 knots, fog storms, an average 
> accumulated snowfall of 100 inches, earthquakes, a nearby active 
> volcano, rain more than 260 days per year, and tsunamis, and in an area 
> saturated with active bombs and infested with large rats".  See: Boliek 
> B. Reforms may cut broadband to remote areas. Politico 2012-06-12 
> <http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77350.html>.
> I looked for local sources.  The Alaska Dept of Environmental 
> Conservation uses "Hawaii-Aleutian time zone" with no abbreviation; 
> e.g., see 
> <https://dec.alaska.gov/spar/perp/response/sum_fy10/100111201/100111201_index.htm>.
> The city of Adak itself doesn't seem to use any name or abbreviation for 
> the time zone.
> The English Wikipedia page for Adak gives the abbreviation "HST" for 
> "Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time"; this was inserted by a bot in 2007 (see 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Adak,_Alaska&diff=162933653&oldid=159828785>) 
> and nobody has changed it since then.
> The U.S. Government Government Printing Office Style Manual (2008) says 
> that the abbreviation for "Hawaii-Aleutian standard time" is "HST" and 
> similarly "HDT" for daylight time; see p. 234 of 
> <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2008/pdf/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2008.pdf>.
> On the net I find lots of sources using "HAST" and lots using "HST" for 
> standard time in the Aleutians.  Many of the former sources seem to be 
> influenced by the tz database, and to some extent that doesn't count.  
> So it sounds like we should switch to "HST", as it's more 
> official/authentic/whatever.  A proposed patch is attached.
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