[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Mark Davis ☕ mark at macchiato.com
Sat Oct 13 00:39:18 UTC 2012

That is incorrect. The metazone mechanism that you found in ICU comes from
CLDR. For more about it (and timezone names), you can also look at the LDML

Mark <https://plus.google.com/114199149796022210033>
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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, 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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