[tz] Historical discrepancies for Italy.
Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 23 20:57:29 UTC 2016
On 2016-10-21 23:43, Paul Eggert wrote about the INRIM tables on
legal time in Italy:
> First, do their tables reflect Italian legal time, or the time that
> was observed on the ground in Rome? The difference might matter during
> the period of German occupation of Rome, roughly from 1943-09-10 to
INRIM can only disseminate time as determined by law or decree or
order issued before
the fact. What the Romans do is always a different matter, and is
determine 70 years later. Besides, in recent cases where legal time
has been observed
to differ from widespread usage (eg Turkey), the tz database
describes legal time.
For 1967..1979, all steps in the Italian time scale were announced in
the "Gazzetta Ufficiale", as required by the law: "legge 1144 del
The list in
gives all these announcements. For the time of occupation, this
source also cites a
Genovese newspaper -- which is still prescriptive. It also quotes a
law from 1866
about zone times in Sardegna and Sicilia.
Anyway, these sources seem to agree with the tables of INRIM. The latest
discrepancy from the tz database time scale Europe/Rome is in 1974,
the somewhat-arbitrary cutoff at 1970.
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