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It is a worthwhile exploration and I commend those who are putting
their time and energy.<br>
Among "Asia/Mumbai" and "Asia/New Delhi", "Asia/New Delhi" better
Before sending out this email, I talked to ten friends and
co-workers who are Indians, or were born in India, and did a poll
Even people from Mumbai and Kolkata commented that although
personally there are happy if the tz is named after their city,
"Asia/New Delhi" is better choice for India.<br>
Copying one such response, from my unscientific poll among Facebook
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font-size: 12px;">Saurav wrote: "Though I live in Kolkata and
love the city - I think, New Delhi will be apt - because its our
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On 1/4/2011 6:36 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
On Jan 4, 2011, at 5:00 PM, Philip Newton wrote:
<pre wrap="">On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 22:57, Paul Eggert <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a> wrote:
<pre wrap="">But capitals change too (for example, Kazakhstan). No naming principle
will work everywhere, and it's probably better to stick with the principles
that we have. The question here is when one principle (use the most-populous city)
should override another one (avoid name changes). It's not a slam-dunk case
either way, which is why I asked for further comments.
FWIW, I'd favour the "avoid name changes" principle.
There are a number of zones which have "the wrong" name (typically
this means "not the current capital"). As long as the city stays in
the zone, I'd tend to keep it.
Not to mention the countries with more than one capital.
Philip Newton <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"><email@example.com></a>