[tz] Australian Timezone Abreviations - Next step

Arthur David Olson arthurdavidolson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 11:19:07 UTC 2012

>   > What is stopping the TZ project from using the unambiguous
> abbreviations
>   > so that the people who use the TZ database in Australia or on
> Australian
>   > services don't run into these basic problems anymore?

One minor consideration: unambiguous time zone abbreviations can have the
appearance of US-centricism if we
use AEST for Australia but continue with EST (rather than UEST or USEST or
something else) for the United States. ("Why does the United States get the
short abbreviations?")

The appearance is avoided if there's a clear mandate for use of, say, AEST.

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