[tz] Montreal timezone
vtourneyrie at vinceti.com
Thu Apr 14 02:47:06 UTC 2016
Dear Sir, Madam,
I discovered that you are at the origin of the removal of the
Montreal/America timezone and it's integration within Toronto.
The problem is that this move to a secondary timezone leads to tons of
problems and hours of corrections and explanation (mainly due to quick
and dirty implementations of TZ but I cannot blame half of the developers
of the planet).
The fact that PHP uses this list expose this timezone list to the public.
I got many angry comments on this change from French speaking people
and Europeans because Toronto is less recognized and known (not to
mention loved) than Montreal.
We have 8 millions of Quebec people which will drag their feet to adopt (in
fact most of them put NY) and probably half of 220 millions francophone
who have no idea where Toronto is (like many people know where Geneva
is but have no idea where Zurich is).
It looks that you do not get that end users use this.
I understand the willing of normalization but Toronto will never be
significant as TZ name for all Eastern Time in Canada.
I think this change has to be reversed,
514 907 9124
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