[tz] tzdb timezone names/identifiers and links

filip filip at firosolutions.com
Tue Feb 26 16:22:00 UTC 2019


On 2/26/19 10:59 AM, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Phake Nick wrote:
>> I don't think localizing the identifier would solve much of the problem
>> like user at Hanoi would most probably not know they need to select
>> Asia/Bangkok to be the right timezone for them even if you localize the
>> identifier.
> Sorry, you misunderstood what I wrote.
> As I already wrote in another reply I just meant that the names
> presented in the user interface should be localized. Obviously this is
> sometimes the case, sometimes not, and sometimes in a different way, and
> it would be good to make it easier or more obvious to show consistent
> information to a user.
> For example, people living in Liberland may not appreciate very much
> that they have to select a timezone Europe/Belgrade just because
> Liberland is located at the same longitude, and happens to use the same
> DST settings as Europe/Belgrade.
> So it would be sufficient to add Liberland to CLDR or whatever provides
> a mapping, so that Liberland can be selected for the time zone settings,
> and this is the label that should be localized.
> Martin

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