[tz] Idea for internationalized time point unique time zone abbreviations

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Thu Jun 7 19:23:13 UTC 2012

<<On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:11:53 +0200, Petr Machata <pmachata at redhat.com> said:

> We translate some of the strings in zone.tab, yes.  system-config-date
> is a GUI application for clock management that presents a map and a list
> of zones.  The zones IDs and descriptions need to be localized, that's
> why we translate it.

Why does the user even see the TZid?  I'm curious as to the reasoning
behind this design decision.  In FreeBSD, the only reason a user has
to know about TZids is if they want to explicitly invoke a timezone
other than the system default from the shell.


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