[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Fri Oct 12 14:16:21 UTC 2012

Walter <walter.stanish at gmail.com> wrote:
>  - The much referenced issue of 1.4 billion+ people on Beijing time
> being semantically mismatched to their timezone entry, which for lack
> of meaningful alternative timezone identification strings winds up
> getting displayed to users.
>  - The need for a shared database of decent multilingual timezone
> names and descriptions.
>  - The problem of how to display a timezone to the user that is
> detected via zone.tab and GeoIP, or similar methods.

Aren't these requirements addressed by the Unicode common locale data
repository? http://cldr.unicode.org/

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