FW: Nepal timezone spelling

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Mon Dec 8 14:13:32 UTC 2008

I'm forwarding this message from Phil Vandry; PV is now on the time zone
mailing list.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Vandry [mailto:vandry at TZoNE.ORG] 
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 4:10
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Nepal timezone spelling


I propose that the name of the Asia/Katmandu zone be changed to
Asia/Kathmandu. Although Katmandu is an acceptable alternate spelling,
I can attest, having recently returned from a holiday in Nepal,
that it is hardly ever used. In fact, I saw no occurence at all of the
spelling 'Katmandu' while inside the country.

This patch keeps the Katmandu spelling for backward compatibility.

After trying Asia/Kathmandu and then grepping the whole database for
Kathmandu, I nearly concluded that this timezone definition was
missing from the database before finally finding it under the
alternate spelling!


--- asia.orig	2008-10-08 08:35:57.000000000 -0400
+++ asia	2008-12-04 16:05:36.000000000 -0500
@@ -1474,7 +1474,7 @@
 # Nepal
-Zone	Asia/Katmandu	5:41:16 -	LMT	1920
+Zone	Asia/Kathmandu	5:41:16 -	LMT	1920
 			5:30	-	IST	1986
 			5:45	-	NPT	# Nepal Time
--- backward.orig	2008-09-09 22:33:26.000000000 -0400
+++ backward	2008-12-04 16:05:28.000000000 -0500
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@
 Link	Asia/Ashgabat		Asia/Ashkhabad
 Link	Asia/Chongqing		Asia/Chungking
 Link	Asia/Dhaka		Asia/Dacca
+Link	Asia/Kathmandu		Asia/Katmandu
 Link	Asia/Kolkata		Asia/Calcutta
 Link	Asia/Macau		Asia/Macao
 Link	Asia/Jerusalem		Asia/Tel_Aviv

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