[tz] Idea for internationalized time point unique time zoneabbreviations
AndyLipscomb at decosimo.com
Wed Jun 6 17:42:23 UTC 2012
"I think it is a waste of time to worry about the timezone abbreviations in the tzdatabase.
Despite being around for years, the vast majority of the ones that are in the files are not familiar to people in the timezones in question, and are thus essentially useless. Moreover, they are only in a single language (English) and script (Latin). Time spend on talking about them would be far better spent doing something productive."
Not to mention, there's already an effort to gather localized names for zones in the CLDR.
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