[tz] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Fri Apr 17 20:33:31 UTC 2015

On Apr 17, 2015, at 1:05 PM, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Seriously though - is there any good reason to do this?

Conformance to the style manual of the printing office of the federal government of the nation to which both Hawaii and part of the Aleutian Islands belong?

> HAST/HADT are in the CLDR also:
> http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#1ee7f3b1459fe557
> http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#39b5dd8bc9bd28b2

As Paul said:

> 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.

and I suspect the CLDR took those abbreviations from the tz database.

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