Zone -12

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Wed May 2 06:34:58 UTC 2007

[I'm forwarding this from Mark Brader <msb at>, who is not on the
list; please direct replies accordingly.]

Date: Tue,  1 May 2007 19:20:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: msb at (Mark Brader)

The Wikipedia article claims,
without citing a source, that Baker Island and Howland Island use
zone -12 (and the wording suggests that they may be the only places
to do so).  The tz database says "no information" about their time
zone.  Any idea where this -12 might have came from?

Both sources agree that the islands are uninhabited (although it seems
that the US Fish and Wildlife Service makes occasional "visits"), so
the question is of little practical importance, but I ask anyway.
Mark Brader         "...there are other means of persuasion
msb at          besides killing and threatening to kill."
Toronto                        --Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

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