Corrections of zone.tab for CN entries
eggert at twinsun.com
Thu Dec 13 00:48:11 UTC 2001
Thanks for your careful analyis. Some comments:
> Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:24:20 +0800
> From: Anthony Fok <anthony at thizlinux.com>
> > In English, the region is far more commonly called Eastern Turkestan,
> > even today. At least, that's what Google says (2650 hits versus 766).
> the term "Eastern Turkestan" refers to the historic name of the
> region, as a country, when it was outside China's rule for brief
> periods in history.
OK, sorry, then I misunderstood the boundaries. As far as I know,
though, the region was not controlled by China until after the Manchus
conquered it in 1759, so it was independent (or anarchic :-) for more
than just "brief periods".
> west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Eastern Turkestan), China
Wow, that's quite a mouthful. How about just "southwest Xinjiang"
instead? That's shorter.
> I have also changed "Macao" to "Macau". Why? :-)
> 1. Macau is the official name (in both English and Portuguese).
> See www.macau.gov.mo, for example.
> 2. On recent trips to Macau, I can no longer find any signs that say
> 3. ISO 3166 says MO = Macau in English; MO = Macao in French.
> 4. On Google, Macau: 810000 hits; Macao: 311000 hits.
Sounds good; thanks.
> +CN +3114+12128 Asia/Shanghai Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, and most eastern locations in China
> +CN +4545+12641 Asia/Harbin northeast China - Heilongjiang
> +CN +2934+10635 Asia/Chongqing central China - Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, etc.
> +CN +4348+08735 Asia/Urumqi Tibet (Xizang) & most of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regions, China
> +CN +3929+07559 Asia/Kashgar west Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Eastern Turkestan), China
Hmm, that can't be right: you've got Guangdong in two different zones.
How about something like this instead? I'll try to see if I can come
up with a more complete list of provinces, but I don't want the
comments field to be so large that 'tzselect' produces confusing
CN +3114+12128 Asia/Shanghai east China - Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, etc.
CN +4545+12641 Asia/Harbin Heilongjiang
CN +2934+10635 Asia/Chongqing central China - Gansu, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, etc.
CN +4348+08735 Asia/Urumqi Tibet & most of Xinjiang
CN +3929+07559 Asia/Kashgar southwest Xinjiang
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