[tz] [PROPOSED] Remove many invented abbreviations in 'asia'
Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 16 20:35:53 UTC 2017
On 2017-01-13 19:44, Paul Eggert proposed to use numeric
instead of invented abbreviations.
I have two questions regarding the proposal.
The acronym WITA is used for UT + 08 h with Asia/Makassar
before 1964, while it is not used for UT + 08 h with
Asia/Pontianak before 1964, nor with Asia/Jakarta. This
seems to be a bit unsystematic. Why not just avoid every
proleptic use of WITA, as it is done for WIT (for UT + 09 h):
Zone Asia/Makassar 7:57:36 - LMT 1920
7:57:36 - MMT 1932 Nov # Macassar MT
8:00 - +08 1942 Feb 9
9:00 - +09 1945 Sep 23
+ 8:00 - +08 1964
8:00 - WITA
My other concern is the removal of the acronym JST for
UT + 09 h in favor of +09 when used in occupied territory.
Occupation is one of the few cases where the use of an
acronym from a different region makes sense; and there is
ample precedent with CET, CEST and its Rules in occupied
territory. Using +09 as the acronym makes the agreement
with JST a coincidence -- which it wasn't.
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