[tz] Celinograd (Astana)
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon Jul 16 18:54:23 UTC 2018
Marat Nigametzianov wrote:
Generally we prefer primary sources, as Wikipedia is less reliable (anybody can
> And this is link to order from 1956 about timezone in USSR
Thanks, that source should be quite helpful. Proposed patch attached. This is to
> Where is a two part of kazahstan and celinograd (astana) is in eastern part
> of it, so it always have to be +6
Currently Astana is covered by Asia/Almaty, which already says that the region
was at UT +06 from 1930-06-21 until 1981-04-01. So I'm afraid that I don't see
why a change to tzdata is needed (other than to commentary).
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From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:31:45 -0700
Subject: [PROPOSED] Add comment about 1956 Soviet book
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* Makefile (UNUSUAL_OK_CHARSET): Add «, ».
* europe: Add comment (thanks to Marat Nigametzianov).
Makefile | 6 +++---
europe | 17 ++++++++++++++---
2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index d01bb9a..b8a1a62 100644
@@ -416,9 +416,9 @@ SAFE_CHARSET= $(SAFE_CHARSET1)$(SAFE_CHARSET2)$(SAFE_CHARSET3)
# Non-ASCII non-letters that OK_CHAR allows, as these characters are
-# useful in commentary. XEmacs 21.5.34 displays them correctly,
-# presumably because they are Latin-1.
+# useful in commentary. These all came from Latin-1, and so are likely
+# to be displayable even in editors with limited character sets.
# OK_CHAR matches any character allowed in the distributed files.
# This is the same as SAFE_CHAR, except that UNUSUAL_OK_CHARSET and
diff --git a/europe b/europe
index a5feb59..c8fde32 100644
@@ -2429,6 +2429,20 @@ Zone Europe/Bucharest 1:44:24 - LMT 1891 Oct
# administratively part of Sakhalin oblast', they appear to have
# remained on UTC+11 along with Magadan.
+# From Marat Nigametzianov (2018-07-16):
+# this is link to order from 1956 about timezone in USSR
+# From Paul Eggert (2018-07-16):
+# Perhaps someone could translate the above-mentioned link and use it
+# to correct our data for the ex-Soviet Union. It cites the following:
+# «Поясное время и новые границы часовых поясов» / сост. П.Н. Долгов,
+# отв. ред. Г.Д. Бурдун - М: Комитет стандартов, мер и измерительных
+# приборов при Совете Министров СССР, Междуведомственная комиссия
+# единой службы времени, 1956 г.
+# This book looks like it would be a helpful resource for the Soviet
+# Union through 1956. Although a copy was in the Scientific Library
+# of Tomsk State University, I have not been able to track down a copy nearby.
# From Tim Parenti (2014-07-06):
# The comments detailing the coverage of each Russian zone are meant to assist
# with maintenance only and represent our best guesses as to which regions
@@ -2439,9 +2453,6 @@ Zone Europe/Bucharest 1:44:24 - LMT 1891 Oct
# future stability. ISO 3166-2:RU codes are also listed for first-level
# divisions where available.
-# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
# From Tim Parenti (2014-07-03):
# Europe/Kaliningrad covers...
# 39 RU-KGD Kaliningrad Oblast
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