[tz] Official definition and origin of the term "Central European Time"

Even Scharning tzdb at time.is
Sat Oct 24 11:54:09 UTC 2015

Yes, to some people it comes as a shock that the time in London is not 
always GMT. :)

But "Central European Time" is easily reworded into "the current time 
in Europe". "Greenwich Mean Time" does not translate into "British 
(Summer) Time" in the same way, at least not if you just look at the 
meaning of the words.

Even Scharning
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On 2015-10-24 14:17, Derick Rethans wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Even Scharning wrote:
>> I think it makes more sense to define CET as alternating between 
>> UTC+1
>> (standard time) and UTC+2 (when DST is observed). (See
>> http://time.is/CET for a more elaborate definition.)
> In a similar fashion, people use GMT to mean both GMT and BST 
> (British
> Summer Time, UTC+1) for Europe/London, notably, Google Calendar. The
> amount of confusion that causes is staggering, especially among my
> American co-workers scheduling meetings. I'd strongly suggest you use
> CET for UTC+1 and CEST for UTC+2 exclusively.
> cheers,
> Derick

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