[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

enh enh at google.com
Fri Oct 12 20:24:48 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM, Walter <walter.stanish at gmail.com> wrote:
>> no, that's the data i told you Android uses several posts ago! those
>> are localized names for the time zones. we're already all in agreement
>> that that's a solved problem, solved by CLDR.
> We are not in agreement on this point.
> CLDR translates principal city names affiliated with timezones, and
> provides a mapping to Windows timezones.  That is all.
> (It doesn't define or translate timezone names,

nonsense. this is exactly what Android uses.

> or allow for the
> grouping of historical timezones in to a reduced set of entitites
> suitable for presentation to end users.)
>> i was saying that the useful thing i'm missing is _city_ names. (not
>> exemplar names, either. re-read my original mail.)
> It's easy to find internationalised geoname data... one approach might
> be to look at language equivalence across the Wikipedia dataset,
> another OpenStreetmaps, etc.
> - Walter

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