[tz] Idea for internationalized time point unique time zone abbreviations
boruch_baum at gmx.com
Wed Jun 6 16:26:24 UTC 2012
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On 06/06/2012 11:56 AM, Ian Abbott wrote:
> Even worse, the user can change the abbreviations to anything she
> likes by setting the TZ environment variable and calling tzset().
> How would _that_ get localized?
If I understand your case correctly, that wouldn't need to be
localized in any special way. Should the infallible user set TZ to a
zone for which no tzif exists, the system should functionally ignore
it, because it has no tzif to turn to for data.
If you mean that the user was sufficiently sophisticated to first go
to the trouble of compiling a custom timezone using 'zic', and then
set the TZ, then I'd feel comfortable imposing upon that user the
burden of likewise modifying and recompiling the locale definition file.
Am I on track?
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