Feedback from Java - JSR-310

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at
Tue Mar 16 17:39:39 UTC 2010

I understand the problem. How about something to indicate that
abbreviations less than 3 characters are strongly discouraged?

Could you also address case sensitivity?

For Java, I may only handle the full and 3 letter versions, plus the
full word "only".


On 16 March 2010 17:16, Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
<olsona at> wrote:
> Below is an addition to zic.8 that might cover the concerns raised.
> Zic is now liberal in what abbreviations it accepts; since we can't know whether others have used this liberality, I'm inclined to keep it.
>                                --ado
> .PP
> Names (such as month names) must be in English and are case insensitive.
> Abbreviations, if used, must be unambiguous in context.

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