Timezone naming

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at critter.tfs.com
Tue Nov 26 19:32:34 UTC 1996

In message <199611261916.LAA15292 at shade.twinsun.com>, Paul Eggert writes:
>   From: J Wunsch <j at uriah.heep.sax.de>
>   Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 10:04:20 +0100 (MET)
>   However technically correct your choice for CET might be, it breaks
>   tradition, and is in general something people here will consider a
>   ``US-centric'' decision.
>Actually, if anything, `MET' is the US-centric name, since it was chosen
>by an American, whereas `CET' was championed by a European.

Well I happen to disagree here.  At least for Denmark MET is actually
the abbreviation recommended by the ministry of the interior.

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