[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

enh enh at google.com
Fri Oct 12 17:18:12 UTC 2012

but where are, say, the Greek localizations in that?

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM, Derick Rethans <tz at derickrethans.nl> wrote:
> 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.
> cheers,
> Derick
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