[tz] Clarification on LMT entries

J Andrew Lipscomb silverpie2 at mac.com
Fri Jun 8 18:49:35 UTC 2018

Most likely, 1880 was the year that Ukraine adopted its capital's local time as the nationwide standard. It makes no difference in this zone, but if zones split from it, the new zone would have a transition (from the key city's LMT to that of Київ) in 1880. Call it future-proofing.

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> Le 8 juin 2018 à 14:00, Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com> a écrit :
> Quick question.  The entry for Europe/Kiev has two solar mean time entries:
> Zone Europe/Kiev 2:02:04 - LMT 1880
>                  2:02:04 - KMT 1924 May 2 # Kiev Mean Time
> While I know how to read this, I'm not sure why the abbreviation KMT exists.  Is this another invented abbreviation, or is there a source?
> Also, why 1880 on the LMT line? What is special about 1880?
> Thanks,
> Matt
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