[tz] [PATCH] Change abbreviation of Sri Lanka standard time to SLST

Guy Harris guy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Oct 19 07:41:50 UTC 2016

On Oct 18, 2016, at 10:41 PM, Pavel V. Rochnyack <rpv at nikolas.ru> wrote:

> 19.10.2016 12:20, Paul Eggert пишет:
>> Sadika Sumanapala wrote:
>>> Sri Lanka standard time is SLST.
>> We can switch to "SLST" later if it catches on in the broader English-language community.
>  ... and if your country is not English-speaking you have to go away with your wishes (like Russia and rest of exUSSR).

If your country is not English-speaking, your software vendor should be providing their own translations of time zone abbreviations or using the Unicode CLDR for translated abbreviations.  It's not the job of the tzdb maintainers to provide non-English-language abbreviations; see, for example:

	$ TZ=Europe/Berlin date
	Wed Oct 19 09:39:49 CEST 2016

Note that "CEST" ends with "T", not "Z".

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