[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Paul_Koning at Dell.com Paul_Koning at Dell.com
Fri Oct 12 14:43:52 UTC 2012

On Oct 12, 2012, at 10:16 AM, Tony Finch wrote:

> 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/
> Tony.

I believe so, though the data is not that easy to find.  Cross-references might be helpful.


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