[tz] [SPAM]Re: Time Zone City for China

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Wed Jul 22 22:34:59 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-22 05:12, John Haxby wrote:
> Oh, and it reports my current time zone as "Europe/London (LMT)" which
> is a little weird.  And I know I'm used to this living in a country with

What is reporting your zone - Fedora date or KDE?
Check your time has not rolled back three centuries, as zdump shows:
Europe/London Wed Dec 1 00:01:14 1847 UT = Tue Nov 30 23:59:59 1847 LMT isdst=0 gmtoff=-75
Europe/London Wed Dec 1 00:01:15 1847 UT = Wed Dec 1 00:01:15 1847 GMT isdst=0 gmtoff=0

> four possible names, but I can search for "United Kingdom" and find
> London but Britain, Great Britain and England all fail to find anything.

Try GB - ISO 3166-1 Alpha 2 country code - parts of the UK would be in ISO 3166-2
country subdivisions  - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB.

> The Scots, Welsh and those in Ulster are going to be similarly
> disappointed.   Especially the Scots :)

For accurate historical times in Ulster, Dublin mean time was used until 1916-10-01 02:00,
so a historical database would have to split off an Ulster or Belfast time zone to reflect
the difference before 1916 and separation after 1921.

Only difference in Scotland was adoption of New Style year starting 1600-01-01,
still using the Julian calendar, compared to 1752-01-01 in England, Wales, Ireland,
prior to adopting the Gregorian calendar in all of the UK and colonies after 1752-09-02.
This also changed the start of the tax year from Anunciation/Lady Day Mar 25 Julian until
1752 to Apr 6 Gregorian from 1753.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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