[tz] [PROPOSED] Remove many invented abbreviations in 'asia'
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Tue Jan 17 22:09:43 UTC 2017
On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 5:35 AM, Michael H Deckers via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
> On 2017-01-13 19:44, Paul Eggert proposed to use numeric
> instead of invented abbreviations.
> I have two questions regarding the proposal.
> The acronym WITA is used for UT + 08 h with Asia/Makassar
> before 1964, while it is not used for UT + 08 h with
> Asia/Pontianak before 1964, nor with Asia/Jakarta. This
> seems to be a bit unsystematic. Why not just avoid every
> proleptic use of WITA, as it is done for WIT (for UT + 09 h):
> Zone Asia/Makassar 7:57:36 - LMT 1920
> 7:57:36 - MMT 1932 Nov # Macassar MT
> 8:00 - +08 1942 Feb 9
> 9:00 - +09 1945 Sep 23
> + 8:00 - +08 1964
> 8:00 - WITA
even as native Indonesian, I don't know when Indonesia begin to use
the abbreviation (WIB, WITA, and WIT).
President decree number 41 year 1987 does not mention the abbreviation
and I don't have original document of previous President decree
(President decree number 243 year 1963) .
> My other concern is the removal of the acronym JST for
> UT + 09 h in favor of +09 when used in occupied territory.
> Occupation is one of the few cases where the use of an
> acronym from a different region makes sense; and there is
> ample precedent with CET, CEST and its Rules in occupied
> territory. Using +09 as the acronym makes the agreement
> with JST a coincidence -- which it wasn't.
> Michael Deckers.
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