[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use "№" for number sign in commentary

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Wed Jul 29 14:51:44 UTC 2015

On 29/07/15 15:08, Ian Abbott wrote:
> On 29/07/15 14:58, Paul_Koning at dell.com wrote:
>>> On Jul 29, 2015, at 3:03 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
>>> * africa, asia, europe, southamerica:
>>> In commentary, be more consistent about using № (U+2116 NUMERO SIGN)
>>> for number sign, as opposed to "No.", "Nº", "#", etc.
>> I don’t think it’s a good idea to use an obscure Unicode character
>> that a lot of people won’t be able to display.  It’s one thing to use
>> proper letters with diacriticals.  But “No.” is perfectly clear.  The
>> proposed character is just a rather ugly ligature for that abbreviation.
> I don't mind it that much as there are other miscellaneous Unicode
> characters in the file, but the № character does look horribly condensed
> when rendered in a fixed width font (which is how the tzdata files are
> normally viewed).

Also, I spotted a few misses in the 'europe' file:

European Union 7th Council Directive # 94/21/EC
Russian Government Decree # 725
Government of Russia decree # 740

Also, in the 'africa' file, the '#' in this changed line looks redundant:

# time: Energy conservation?"-# № 16578 (07/11/2008) was originally

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