FW: Venezuela new timezone
Jose Miguel Parrella Romero
joseparrella at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 21:49:43 UTC 2007
Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] escribió:
> I'm forwarding this message from Nicolás Ruiz, who is not on the time zone mailing list.
> From: Nicolás Ruiz [mailto:nicolas at ula.ve]
> Starting on Sept 24th, 2007 Venezuela is scheduled to use a new timezone (UTC -4:30).
It's not official yet. It was announced by a goverment officer who was
not the one who proposed it, and it was confirmed by the president on
his weekly TV show -- but no official announcement yet. Maybe on
Official Gazette 38770?
> Zone America/Caracas -4:27:44 - LMT 1890
> -4:27:40 - CMT 1912 Feb 12 # Caracas Mean Time?
> -4:30 - VET 1965 # Venezuela Time
> - -4:00 - VET
> + -4:00 - VET 2007 Sep 24 # Venezuela Time
> + -4:30 - VET
zic fails to compile this rule. The working rule is:
Zone America/Caracas -4:27:44 - LMT 1890
-4:27:40 - CMT 1912 Feb 12
-4:30 - VET 1965
-4:00 - VET 2007 Sep 24
-4:30 - VET
Also note that the new timezone doesn't have a name yet. The current
timezone is named Hora Legal de Venezuela, not Venezuela Time. It is, of
course, expected that the new timezone will be named HLV also -- but who
really knows? (sigh)
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