Time Zone Localizations

Mark Davis mark.davis at jtcsv.com
Sat Jun 12 01:06:37 UTC 2004

That sounds like the best abbreviation, with the full name being Olson Time Zone
Identifier. And as a reference, should we say something like:

Olson Time Zone Identifier (Olson TZID) as defined by

Is there a stable link to a document that we could cite as the specification for
the IDs, instead of just pointing to an FTP site?
http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm is more of a background document than a

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Eggert" <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU>
To: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at jtcsv.com>
Cc: <tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov>
Sent: Fri, 2004 Jun 11 17:34
Subject: Re: Time Zone Localizations

> "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at jtcsv.com> writes:
> > it sounds like Olson zone identifier or maybe Olson time zone
> > identifier?
> RFC 2445 calls these sorts of things TZIDs, so perhaps "Olson TZID"?
> Or if you want to spell out "identifier", then "Olson TZ identifier"?
> They are used as values of the TZ environment variable, so "TZ" has a
> good pedigree.

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