[tz] Asia/Tomsk

Victor Sudakov vas at mpeks.tomsk.su
Thu May 26 11:18:42 UTC 2016

vanadovv at hetnet.nl wrote:
> >
> >> As a member of the public, I don't like the idea of the tz project
> >> calling my time zone <+07>  :-)
> >
> >As a member of the tzdb project (albeit one whose main effort was ages ago), I don't like the idea of expecting people not necessarily from the locale of a tzdb zone to pick abbreviations for times in the zone and then deal with complaints from people from that locale. :-)
> >
> My reply:
> Look at the law: the official time zone name for Tomsk is: 6-я часовая зона
> (If utf-8 is working, then you'll see Russian in Cyrillic letters.)
> The English translation is: 6th hourly zone (6th timezone).

This same law "107-ФЗ Об исчислении времени" also provides an official
alias "МСК+4" for this timezone. But we cannot use non-ascii
characters for time zone names in tzdata, can we?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at sibptus.tomsk.ru

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