[tz] Asia/Tomsk

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Thu Jun 2 08:11:19 UTC 2016

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > But these abbreviations are already sanctified by a long tradition.
> Not really. And I have some experience in this, as I am the one who *invented* 
> that "long tradition", and I've seen it not catch on.

Sources like the ones below are not good enough?

In fact, I have obtained them just from googling for "KRAT NOVT",
there are thousands.

> > When are you planning to migrate the abbreviations like EST or HST?
> EST and HST have been commonly used by reliable English-language sources for 
> decades. We did not invent these abbreviations, and don't plan to remove them.

I also suggest you please don't remove the abbreviations which are
already there and used by thousands of systems and sites. This is

I am not saying anymore that Tomsk or some new addition to the
database should trigger the creation of a brand-new abbreviation. But
you could at least keep the symbolic abbreviations for major time
zones (we have 11 of them in Russia).

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru

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