[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Derick Rethans tz at derickrethans.nl
Fri Oct 12 17:03:42 UTC 2012

On Fri, 12 Oct 2012, enh wrote:

> Yes, CLDR has what you need. That's what we use on Android to localize time
> zone names, starting from Olson ids. All that code is open source in AOSP,
> and icu4c does most of the work.
> What is commonly requested but AFAIK not available anywhere is a localized
> list of world cities with their corresponding Olson id. CLDR has exemplar
> cities, so you can get "Los Angeles" from America/Los_Angeles, say, but
> there's nothing that would go from "San Jose" or "Portland" or "Seattle" to
> America/Los_Angeles.

Actually, such a list is there on 
http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/ - there is no meta data for 
the alternatives names for a city though, but it does map city to tzid.


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