New Location request

Marek Hajduczenia marek_haj at
Tue Dec 30 07:14:37 UTC 2008

Thank You Arthur for this hint

-----Original Message-----
From: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] [mailto:olsona at] 
Sent: segunda-feira, 29 de Dezembro de 2008 18:59
To: tz at
Cc: marek_haj at
Subject: FW: New Location request

I'm forwarding this message from Marek Hajduczenia, who is not on the time zone mailing list. Those of you who are on the list, please direct replies appropriately.

MH: there's already a GMT-12 binary in the distributed version of the package; it is named "Etc/GMT-12." But using the name "GMT-12" should do what you want on the largest number of computers. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Marek Hajduczenia [mailto:marek_haj at] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:42
To: 'Paul Eggert'; tz at
Subject: RE: FW: New Location request

Hi Paul,
Thank You for the answer. 
GMT-12 hrs would resolve the problem since I need to track time and day. It is critical since the ballots close e.g. xx.xx.2009 at 11.59 AOE, so that way I can trace what day and what hour is in Howland Island time zone. 
If Howland Island is not a good location, please add simply GMT-12 and provide the name as AOE (Anywhere On Earth reference). Is that possible ?
Marek Hajduczenia

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU] 
Sent: segunda-feira, 22 de Dezembro de 2008 23:17
To: tz at
Cc: marek_haj at
Subject: Re: FW: New Location request

> From: Marek Hajduczenia [mailto:marek_haj at] 
> 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:
> 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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