[tz] Full timezone names

William Roberts wmr501 at outlook.com
Mon Jul 20 03:56:56 UTC 2015

I'm currently using the tz data that comes with PHP. Is there a way of retrieving the full timezone name from the tz database, eg. Central European Time, Eastern Standard Time etc.

So far I haven't been able to, so am using the CLDR repository which assigns a metazone to each timezone from the tz database, and from that I can get the full timezone name but it's not ideal as they don't always match exactly with the abbreviations from the tz data.

Are there any plans to enable the full timezone names to be retrieved from the tz database the same way you would the abbreviations in PHP for example, or is getting them from the CLDR repository the best way to go about it? 

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