[tz] [PATCH 1/1] Add UTC to zone tables

Goudge, Stephen stephen.goudge at petards.com
Fri Mar 11 09:19:14 UTC 2016

Clive D.W. Feather said:
> J William Piggott said:
> > Try tzselect with the patch applied. I think you will see it is not so
> > bad. Given the existing choices in top level menu, where would you
> > look for UTC?
> >
> > My answer to that question is based on personal experience. My GPS has
> > a World Clock application and the zone selector is geographically
> > based, just like tzselect. I followed the menus straight to London. As
> > with tzselect, no choice for UTC was offered. I had to settle for Reykjavik.
> That would be because the London time zone is not the same as UTC, though
> Reykjavik is.

Regarding personal experience using GPS handhelds and GPS-enabled cameras etc: I've long ago accepted that you just shrug and select Reykjavik if you want to have UTC. Even if these devices (the small selection I happen to use) *did* offer UTC directly, I wouldn't expect to find it listed next to London.

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