[tz] Java & Rearguard

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Jun 4 17:53:06 UTC 2019

On 6/4/19 4:39 AM, John Wilcock wrote:
> Firstly, any suggestions for a source to cite for the claim that most 
> countries use positive DST?

That isn't quite correct, as most countries don't use DST at all. A 
more-accurate statement is that most uses of DST employ positive DST. 
You can cite this email as a source, if you like. The mailing-list 
archive is at:


> are there any examples of negative DST other than Ireland? 

In addition to Ireland (starting 1971), tzdb also reports Morocco 
(starting 2019), Namibia (1994-2017), and Czechoslovakia (1946-1947).

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