wollman at csail.mit.edu
Wed May 30 22:23:30 UTC 2007
<<On Wed, 30 May 2007 17:55:09 -0400, Paul Koning <pkoning at equallogic.com> said:
>>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Schauble <Paul.Schauble at ticketmaster.com> writes:
Paul> You could bite the bullet (US idion) and redefine the zone
Paul> tables to be UTF-8.
> Yes, that would be good in some ways. Not so good in other ways. It
> would be a hassle for travelers who are not sufficiently fluent in the
> local language to read the local place names in their specific script.
Ultimately, that is the problem that zone.tab is intended to solve:
provide an appropriately localized description of each timezone so
that a user doesn't have to know which city name was chosen by the tz
database maintainers, or which spelling was used.
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