[tz] Swiss time selectable for Germany

Benjamin Drung benjamin.drung at canonical.com
Sat Jan 7 09:53:35 UTC 2023

On Fri, 2023-01-06 at 17:02 -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 2023-01-06 16:26, Benjamin Drung via tz wrote:
> > We do not use Swiss time in Germany.
> I installed the attached to try to make that a bit clearer.

Thanks. Could you add " (Germany)" to Büsingen? It is too small to be
commonly known in Germany.

> > Should zone1970.tab reflect the current status
> No, as zone1970.tab partitions the world into regions that agree from 
> 1970 through the foreseeable future.
> It would make sense to have another file 'zonenow.tab' that would 
> partition the world into regions that agree from now through the 
> foreseeable future; this would have fewer regions than zone1970.tab, 
> just as zone1970.tab has fewer regions than zone.tab.
> zonenow.tab would benefit users who don't care about past timestamps, 
> since they'd have fewer timezones to choose from and so could avoid some 
> confusion. It wouldn't need to mention Europe/Zurich, for example, so 
> this whole business of Büsingen vs the rest of Germany would vanish.

+1 for a zonenow.tab file.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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