[tz] Ethiopia local time

Khalid H. Duri zewari at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 22:46:01 UTC 2018

Hi Steven, can you expand on some of the problems that can be
anticipated with using UTC-3?
On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:43 PM Steven R. Loomis <srl at icu-project.org> wrote:
> For what it's worth, CLDR is tracking this issue at https://unicode.org/cldr/trac/ticket/9716 — my current thinking is to have something called a "time cycle", but it would be applied on top of the time zone calculation. Supporting it if it were  UTC-3 has other problems.
> I think it should be considered a localization and not a time zone issue.
> Steven
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 3:14 PM David Patte <dpatte at relativedata.com> wrote:
>> But if you ask them in English, they say '12 o'clock'. If they wear a
>> watch, it uses 'English time', and is set with midnight/noon at twelve.
>> But they subtract 6 from 'English time' time when speaking Swahili and
>> their own tribal languages.
>> On 2018-09-12 18:03, David Patte wrote:
>> > The system is also used in Kenya, Ethiopia's neighbour. If you ask
>> > anyone in Swahili what time lunch is, they say 'six o'clock'.
>> >
>> >
>> > On 2018-09-12 17:41, Steve Allen wrote:
>> >> On Wed 2018-09-12T16:58:39-0400 Arthur David Olson hath writ:
>> >>> Per the "Theory" file: "...the world is partitioned into regions whose
>> >>> clocks all agree..."
>> >>> So at least at the moment, the goal is to reflect what clocks say
>> >>> the time
>> >>> is rather than what people say the time is.
>> >>> That goal is, of course, subject to change.
>> >> It would be useful to know if privately set clocks and wristwatches
>> >> commonly use this 6 hour offset.  If that is the case then it seems that
>> >> Ethiopia is much the same as Asia/Urumqi
>> >>
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