[tz] Australian Timezone Abbreviations - Next step

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Oct 21 11:25:43 UTC 2012

On 21/10/12 04:30 , Paul Eggert wrote:

I took the liberty of doing these tests too:

>     19,200,000 "EST" site:.au
>     22,700,000 "AEST" site:.au
So I checked the pages returned for EST. It wasn't until page 42 that 
the first reference of EST with regarding to the timezone was there. And 
the second one at page 53.

While going through this list, I've learned a lot of different meaning 
for word "EST", in all its possible variations in spell capitalization.
And the last page, 71 in my case, has 5 of the 10 links related to 
non-timezone related usage of the string EST.

On the other hand, because of the uniqueness of the string "AEST" (i.e. 
the four letters aren't used anywhere except where to indicate the 
timezone), you have 22,700,00 real hits, while you have 19,200,000 hits 
on a word which usage highly varies.


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