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

Petr Machata pmachata at redhat.com
Thu Jun 7 21:41:42 UTC 2012

Garrett Wollman <wollman at csail.mit.edu> writes:

> <<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.

To set up that default zone, you would use system-config-date.


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