[tz] Ethiopia local time

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Oct 11 14:49:03 UTC 2018

On 10/11/18 7:28 AM, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> that's not common practice in other countries.

Are you sure about that? Khalid recently reported here that the practice 
is currently common in Kenya and Somalia as well as in Ethiopia. Also, 
we have good evidence that it was common practice in Jiddah around 1970. 
I would expect that the practice has not entirely stopped there, and 
would not at all surprised to see it done in other countries as well.

When Sudan had daylight saving time, my guess is that fans of the "my 
clock says 12:00 when European-style clocks say 06:00" practice also 
shifted their watches when DST started and stopped. To my mind this is 
more a localization preference than an independent time zone.

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