[tz] Ethiopia local time
Steven R. Loomis
srl at icu-project.org
Wed Sep 12 22:42:26 UTC 2018
For what it's worth, CLDR is tracking this issue at
https://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/9716 — my current thinking is to have
something called a "time cycle", but it would be applied on top of the time
zone calculation. Supporting it if it were UTC-3 has other problems.
I think it should be considered a localization and not a time zone issue.
On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:14 PM David Patte <dpatte at relativedata.com> wrote:
> But if you ask them in English, they say '12 o'clock'. If they wear a
> watch, it uses 'English time', and is set with midnight/noon at twelve.
> But they subtract 6 from 'English time' time when speaking Swahili and
> their own tribal languages.
> On 2018-09-12 18:03, David Patte wrote:
> > The system is also used in Kenya, Ethiopia's neighbour. If you ask
> > anyone in Swahili what time lunch is, they say 'six o'clock'.
> > On 2018-09-12 17:41, Steve Allen wrote:
> >> On Wed 2018-09-12T16:58:39-0400 Arthur David Olson hath writ:
> >>> Per the "Theory" file: "...the world is partitioned into regions whose
> >>> clocks all agree..."
> >>> So at least at the moment, the goal is to reflect what clocks say
> >>> the time
> >>> is rather than what people say the time is.
> >>> That goal is, of course, subject to change.
> >> It would be useful to know if privately set clocks and wristwatches
> >> commonly use this 6 hour offset. If that is the case then it seems that
> >> Ethiopia is much the same as Asia/Urumqi
> >> --
> >> Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> WGS-84 (GPS)
> >> UCO/Lick Observatory--ISB 260 Natural Sciences II, Room 165 Lat
> >> +36.99855
> >> 1156 High Street Voice: +1 831 459 3046 Lng -122.06015
> >> Santa Cruz, CA 95064 http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/ Hgt +250 m
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