TZ database content

Joseph S. Myers jsm28 at
Fri Feb 9 18:16:40 UTC 2001

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Syed Sajjath wrote:

> I have a request regarding zone names.  It would be very helpful for me if
> there is a separate file with
> Country Name,
> Zone  short name (like ET),
> Zone Long Name(Eastern Time),
> Zone Summer short Name(EDT),
> Zone Summer Long Name (Eastern DayLight Time),
> Zone standard short Name(EST),
> Zone standard Long Name(Eastern Standard Time)
> GMT Offset (Standard)
> Currently used indicator (this will indicate if the timezone is just for
> historical purposes)

In what language?  See the comments in the europe file on MEZ / CET
(different language names for the same zone).

Joseph S. Myers
jsm28 at

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