[tz] Time Zone City for China

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Jul 22 10:14:00 UTC 2015

On 22/07/15 10:26, Guy Harris wrote:
> It's even *better* if time zone selectors stopped turning the list of tzdb identifiers into a list of cities to offer to the user or, even worse, just offering the tzdb identifiers directly as choices to users. 

Distributions take the easy route, which is perhaps one reason that the
base identifiers should be a reasonable fall back solution, but in
practice the lookup for timezone based on location still needs a
reliable source. geonames does provide a fairly accurate return on
current tzid for a location, but it's not the sort of thing that would
be built into a distribution. I have to admit to taking the easy option
myself, but a more powerful lookup package does have a place in these
more global times? That is not something that TZ is tasked to supply though.

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