New home for time zone stuff by 2012?

John Emmons emmo at
Thu Aug 27 19:58:17 UTC 2009

To put it in perspective, the CLDR project has thousands of pieces of data 
in hundreds of languages.  The scope of the CLDR project is vastly bigger 
than TZ.  That being said, I'm confident that if unicode were to take over 
tz, then you could still get VERY quick turnaround when you needed to.   I 
would think this would be a good move for both TZ and Unicode.


John C. Emmons
Unicode CLDR Project vice-chair
Globalization Architect
IBM Software Group, Austin TX

Jonathan Leffler <jonathan.leffler at>
tz at
tz at
08/27/2009 02:11 PM
Re: New home for time zone stuff by 2012?

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Mark Davis ⌛ <mark at> 
The officers of the Unicode Consortium ( have discussed 
this issue, and are interested in exploring hosting the TZ efforts. Aside 
from the Unicode projects, we currently also support other independent 
efforts (, 
Hosting the TZ project would provide for mailing list hosting, code 
distribution, source code repository (SVN) if desired, etc., web pages, 
etc. -- presuming that the functioning of the TZ group would continue 
basically as it does now.

Unicode also host the CLDR - Common Locale Data Repository.

Although not the same as the TZ data, there is at least some commonality 
in theme.

If there is interest in something along these lines, we can discuss more 
specifics of what this would look like and then pass a proposal by our 
board of directors.

Jonathan Leffler <jonathan.leffler at>  #include <disclaimer.h>
Guardian of DBD::Informix - v2008.0513 -
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