[tz] Time zone for Kosovo?

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Mon May 20 20:02:40 UTC 2013

Unlike the status of Jerusalem vis-a-vis Israel, there has not yet been 
a unanimous decision by the Security Council and General Assembly 
concerning the independance of Kosovo.

I agree it should not yet be listed as a separate country at this point.

On 2013-05-20 14:26, random832 at fastmail.us wrote:
> Kosovo does not have an ISO 3166 code assigned. The historic tzdata
> practice has been to use ISO 3166 "to help decide whether something is a
> country", so that would suggest we should wait until after it is made.
> (If only ISO had a definition for boundaries, then we could have avoid
> the last big political debate).
> If the decision is made to proceed immediately, Wikipedia says that "XK"
> is the temporary code used for it by the European Commission. CLDR has
> also included some preliminary support for Kosovo with the code "XK".
> However, the last time the use of an "X" code was proposed on this list
> (XJ for the disputed portion of Jerusalem, or rather to simply be able
> to include Jerusalem in zone.tab without making any judgement on what
> territory it is in), it was suggested that we should avoid using
> user-defined codes because some program could hypothetically consume the
> zone.tab file while ignoring the included iso3166.tab file in favor of
> its own list of country codes. I don't believe this objection was
> substantiated, though.
> On Mon, May 20, 2013, at 14:01, Andy Heninger wrote:
>> Are there plans to add a time zone for Kosovo?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Kosovo
>> An increasing number of organizations and countries are recognizing
>> Kosovo
>> as a country, and having a representative zone for it would be
>> convenient.
>> It looks like it would be Europe/Pristina, cloned from Europe/Belgrade
>> Thanks,
>>    -- Andy


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