[tz] Proposal for a modern 'Collapsed' Namespace

Random832 random832 at fastmail.us
Mon Oct 15 04:36:51 UTC 2012

On 10/12/2012 04:19 PM, Walter wrote:
> 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.)
It actually does both - it defines an entity called a "metazone" that is 
for example "America_Eastern", provides mappings (both present _and_ 
historical) of all the various Olson zones that map to it (for example, 
America/New_York and America/Indianapolis), and each language file may 
contain translations for the name of it (for example, es.xml has an 
entry with <generic>Hora oriental</generic><standard>Hora estándar 
oriental</standard><daylight>Hora de verano oriental</daylight>). I 
don't know how you came to believe that it contained none of these things.

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