[tz] Urumqi timezone.

gfb hjjhjh c933103 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 05:17:50 UTC 2017

​But a problem with the current approach is that when some products opt to
use geolocation-based timezone selection, users of UTC+8 timezone in the
area that are not aware of the existence of UTC+6 timezone could be
confused by why their gadgets would automatically get switched into UTC+6,
as exampled by public reaction after one such iOS update. Ultimately that
would make most manufacturer default the timezone for Xinjiang to UTC+8
instead since UTC+6-users are more aware of the situation and thus less
likely to be confused.

2017-04-13 6:51 GMT+08:00 Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca>:

> On 2017-04-12 16:00, gfb hjjhjh wrote:
> > ​As there are two different timmezones being used in Xinjiang, China,
> > would it be a good idea to create another timezone named something
> > like Asia/Urumqi2 to correspond to the different timezone being used
> > in the area?
> Time zones are named /after/ the most populous municipality in the
> area to which it applies, often but not always the capital: users
> in areas where different time zones may apply, may choose whichever
> of the alternatives applies to their uses of the time.
> See     https://github.com/eggert/tz/blob/master/Theory
> Selecting time zone Asia/Shanghai gives Beijing time, and Asia/Urumqi
> Xinjiang time. Users in Xinjiang may choose whichever time zone suits
> them: government offices in the area mainly use Beijing time, others
> use Xinjiang time.
> Try the example time zone selection UI 'tzselect' provided with the
> package, select 4) Asia, 9) China, and you are offered the choices
> 1) Beijing Time, 2) Xinjiang Time. Both zones are associated with CN
> in tzdata zone.tab and zone1970.tab.
> If the UI or device you are using does not offer the choice, contact
> their support for workarounds or alternatives.
> For example, Windows 10 seems to support only:
> (UTC+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
> --
> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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