HST vs. HAST
AndyLipscomb at decosimo.com
Fri Nov 2 17:12:54 UTC 2007
Legally, the "seventh zone" of the Uniform Time Act is called the Hawaii-Aleutian zone, so the "A" should be included. However, outside Alaska (where Adak is located), it is commonly referred to (example, the Hawai`i tourism site http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/learn/introduction) without the word Aleutian, and the abbreviation would logically reflect that.
J Andrew Lipscomb, CPA*ABV, ASA
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From: billseymour at gmail.com [mailto:billseymour at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Bill Seymour
Sent: Fri 2 November 2007 12:54
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: HST vs. HAST
A newbie question that could have an answer similar to the recent question about Australian time zones...
I note that Pacific/Honolulu and Pacific/Johnston say HST rather than HAST; but America/Adak says HA%sT. Is there a reason for leaving out the 'A' for Hawaii and Johnston Atoll?
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