[tz] Timezone support in UTC format like in Windows 7

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Thu Aug 25 15:38:02 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016, at 11:19, Paul Eggert wrote:
> kailash kumar wrote:
> > Is it possible to fetch records for timezone from tz database in following
> > UTC format to construct timezone drop down?
> >
> > *set timezone UTC+05:30 Chennai,Kolkata,Mumbai,New Delhi*
> Sorry, the tz database does not contain information about Chennai,
> Mumbai, etc. Although you could derive from it a similar string (which
> would mention only Kolkata), that would require nontrivial
> programming.

To my understanding, the string that can and should be displayed to end
users is "India" (there being only one entry for "IN" in
zone{,1970}.tab, with - naturally - no description comment saying what
subset of India it applies to), not "Kolkata" or the names of any other

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