[tz] Irish Standard Time vs Irish Summer Time
Michael H Deckers
michael.h.deckers at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 12 15:53:25 UTC 2017
On 2017-12-12 13:07, Clive D.W. Feather wrote about the dst bit:
> Of course, since the EU doesn't have "Daylight Saving Time", the flag
> should be zero throughout the year in the EU.
Yes, I think this is a valid and clear interpretation.
But it would be English-oriented because only the US, Canada,
the Kiwis and a few others could enjoy the dst bit.
A more international approach would allow translations, such
as summer time (British) and yaz saati (Turkish). And to
make it even more international, one could use a functional
definition such as "a temporarily advanced time scale, so
as to extend the daylit evening hours" (or something better).
The problem I see with the search for translations of
"daylight-saving time" and "standard time" is that we had to do
it for an impracticable large number of languages in order to
make the tzdb data language independent.
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