[tz] IANA timezone database - request to add Omaha, Nebraska

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Tue Jul 26 21:11:19 UTC 2022

Isn’t this simply a matter of maintaining two strings:

1. the actual tzid
2. the city name chosen by the user

so that when the user needs to select a time zone:

1. system presents a list of cities with associated (hidden) tzids
2. user selects a city
3. system saves both city and tzid in environment, registry, or wherever
4. system applies the tzid in the usual way

Then when the “select time zone” UI is invoked again, the user’s selected city is set as the list default, and in general when the “zone” needs to be displayed to the user, the city is displayed instead or in addition. But the real tzid is still used by the system for time conversion purposes.

Or are we talking about something else?

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US | ewellic.org

-----Original Message-----

You have not shown here that having the Date & Time setting pane
	allow the user to select closest cities from a list based on more than just the cities used in tzids;
	remember the city so that it shows up the next time the user opens that dialog;
	and choose a tzid based on the chosen city and using that as the new tzid;
will prevent that from working.

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