Jakarta is Indonesia West Time Not Central Time

Tim Diggins tim at red56.co.uk
Thu May 14 10:56:33 UTC 2009

If I have followed what you're saying, shouldn't the tzdata make sure  
to use abbreviations that are already current, where these exist,  
rather than inventing new ones?

Speaking as an application designer, it's a real shame one can't work  
out the 'actual' timezone (as opposed to the current UTC offset) from  
the output of formatted time strings, but I suppose there's not a lot  
we can do about that now.


On 13 May 2009, at 16:25, Robert Elz wrote:
> As you noted, the abbreviations themselves are essentially useless,
> and applications using them for any more than decoration are generally
> broken, but what applications decide to do is outside our control.
> A TZ abbreviation has been available from libc essentially forever,
> and we need to keep on providing one.
> kre

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