Daylist savings letter modifiers for zone format in Australia

Bill Seymour was at
Fri May 2 17:11:49 UTC 2008

On 5/2/08, Rich Wales <richw at> wrote:
> The abbreviations A{E,C,W}{S,D}T have been widely used on the Internet
> for many years, but the time zone gurus have been reluctant to use them
> because they've never been truly "official" as far as anyone knew.

Hmm...I've heard just the opposite:  that the abbreviations are intended
to reflect popular usage regardless of what any laws say.  For example,
Pacific/Honolulu has "HST" for "Hawaii standard time" even though
the legal name is "Hawaii-Aleutian standard time."

--Bill Seymour

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