[tz] Time zones in conflict areas

Andriy Ivanchenko ivanchenko.andriy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 19:16:12 UTC 2020

How do you determine the actual time in the area?

сб, 28 лист. 2020 о 21:13 Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> пише:

> Andriy Ivanchenko said:
> > > We work on the basis of the time actually observed by the people who
> live
> > > in the place. In the case of the Crimea, that's Moscow time whether we
> > > like it or not.
> > What is wrong if you do not indicate a change to switch to the time zone
> > from occupation government?
> When somebody tries to convert records from the locality to other time
> zones, they'll get the wrong answer.
> What time do people in the Crimea *actually* use? I don't care why they use
> it or who told them that was the time. We care what they actually use.
> If I recall correctly, there is a part of China where - although official
> time is UTC+8, many local people use UTC+6. We offer both times in the
> database (Asia/Shanghai and Asia/Urumqi) because both are actually used.
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