[tz] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
mj1856 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 17 20:05:10 UTC 2015
That's an amazing quote! (from the Politico article)
Do they put that in the travel brochures? :)
Seriously though - is there any good reason to do this?
HAST/HADT are in the CLDR also:http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#1ee7f3b1459fe557http://www.unicode.org/cldr/charts/27/by_type/timezones.north_america.html#39b5dd8bc9bd28b2
> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:23 -0700
> From: eggert at cs.ucla.edu
> To: tim at timtimeonline.com; mj1856 at hotmail.com
> CC: hankw1 at austin.rr.com; tz at iana.org
> Subject: Re: [tz] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
> On 04/17/2015 10:34 AM, Tim Parenti wrote:
> > By the same token, it's reasonable that people in the Aleutian Islands
> > wouldn't associate themselves with Hawaiʻi!
> There aren't too many people in Adak to ask (2010 census population
> 326), which is not too surprising as it is an area affected by “frequent
> cyclonic winds with gusts in excess of 100 knots, fog storms, an average
> accumulated snowfall of 100 inches, earthquakes, a nearby active
> volcano, rain more than 260 days per year, and tsunamis, and in an area
> saturated with active bombs and infested with large rats". See: Boliek
> B. Reforms may cut broadband to remote areas. Politico 2012-06-12
> I looked for local sources. The Alaska Dept of Environmental
> Conservation uses "Hawaii-Aleutian time zone" with no abbreviation;
> e.g., see
> The city of Adak itself doesn't seem to use any name or abbreviation for
> the time zone.
> The English Wikipedia page for Adak gives the abbreviation "HST" for
> "Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time"; this was inserted by a bot in 2007 (see
> and nobody has changed it since then.
> The U.S. Government Government Printing Office Style Manual (2008) says
> that the abbreviation for "Hawaii-Aleutian standard time" is "HST" and
> similarly "HDT" for daylight time; see p. 234 of
> On the net I find lots of sources using "HAST" and lots using "HST" for
> standard time in the Aleutians. Many of the former sources seem to be
> influenced by the tz database, and to some extent that doesn't count.
> So it sounds like we should switch to "HST", as it's more
> official/authentic/whatever. A proposed patch is attached.
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