[tz] Reason for removal of several TZ

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Dec 4 08:01:41 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-03 19:04, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
> Paul Eggert wrote:
>> Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
>>> WGT/WGST seems to be a widely accepted abbreviation for the West
>>> Greenland Time zone.
>> As far as I can see, it's an invented abbreviation propagated from
>> tzdata, and there isn't much independent support for it. I've been
>> trying to omit these inventions, as tzdata should record timekeeping
>> not invent it.
> I totally agree. I just never thought this was something invented or
> unofficial - I've always used these.
> I have gathered a few sources that mention WGT/WGST, but I honestly have
> no clue if these are based of off tzdata (which could very well be the
> case) or something else.:
> In any case I can't help feeling, that with all this "knowledge" out
> there, removing the WGT/WGST timezone abbreviations from tzdata seems
> wrong. These are the TZ abbreviations that we work with on a daily basis
> up here (I'm in Nuuk, Greenland) and suddenly they are unknown in our
> favorite timezone data.

Air Greenland office hours are specified as GMT-3; some hotel events are
specified as UTC-02/03; most other times: air and sea schedules, opening hours,
election times, are unspecified local; so not a lot of evidence for actual use
of WGT/WGST in Greenland.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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