FW: New Location request

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Mon Dec 22 23:17:10 UTC 2008

> From: Marek Hajduczenia [mailto:marek_haj at 2com.pl] 
> Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 3:30

> I am writing to You with a small request. Is it possible to add one
> location to time zone data base app i.e. Howland Island (see:
>  http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=42242). It is
> used heavily in IEEE ballots as the Anywhere On Earth time locator and
> it would be nice to have. Me and my colleagues use various plugins
> which in turns use this data base for reference and currently this
> location is not available. I do realize that this is not an inhabited
> island though there is some point of merit in adding it to the
> list. Alternatively, adding any location which has GMT-12 hrs would be
> of use, no matter what the name is. It would be most useful for IEEE
> community (I am speaking here as its member only).  

Would TZ='Etc/GMT+12' solve your problem?

As far as we know, Howland was using Hawaii War Time (9.5 hours behind
UTC) the last time that it was inhabited, so I'm afraid it's not a good
representative for the zone that is 12 hours behind UTC.

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