[tz] Proposed time zone package changes (Fiji, Bahia Brazil, West Bank(Hebron))

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Fri Oct 7 08:27:07 UTC 2011

Robert Elz said:
> One proposal that Arthur, Paul, and I had kicked around a little (very little)
> off list that might affect things there, was to abandon attempts to invent new
> time zone abbreviations for places that don't have one already in use, and
> instead just insert LST as a place holder (Local Standard/Summer Time).

I was just re-reading the Theory file, and this already addresses the point:

| When a country has a single or principal time zone region, append `T' to
| the country's ISO code, e.g. `CVT' for Cape Verde Time.  For summer time
| append `ST'; for double summer time append `DST'; etc.
| When a country has multiple time zones, take the first three letters of
| an English place name identifying each zone and then append `T', `ST',
| etc. as before; e.g. `VLAST' for VLAdivostok Summer Time.

So the Belarus case should be BYT.

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