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

John Haxby john.haxby at oracle.com
Wed Oct 19 10:25:36 UTC 2016

On 19/10/16 11:15, Guy Harris wrote:
> Although, unfortunately:
> 	$ sw_vers
> 	ProductName:    Mac OS X
> 	ProductVersion: 10.11.6
> 	BuildVersion:   15G1004
> 	$ LANG=de_DE.UTF-8 TZ=Europe/Berlin date
> 	Mi 19 Okt 2016 10:54:31 CEST
> even though the CLDR appears to have MESZ in common/main/de.xml; as I remember, Apple haven't modified the tzcode-derived *BSD code for handling time zones in the UNIX API, so the "date" command doesn't give you translated abbreviations - some of the Core Foundation or Cocoa frameworks might have APIs that will.

Yup.  This is probably because no one has felt sufficiently strongly to
contribute code to glibc/*BSD or raised enough of a stink with a
closed-source vendor :)


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