[tz] Time zone of Iceland in Africa?

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Fri Nov 10 02:31:41 UTC 2023

On 11/9/23 15:55:28, Reinhard via tz wrote:
> Thanks.
> I understand that the tz database cannot list a separate zone for each nation but Iceland is close to the Arctic Cycle whereas the nortern part of Africa is close to the equator. The shortest distance between Iceland and Africa is 3200 km! Nobody who knows Iceland would search it in Africa.
> We got complaints from customers that they couldn't find the time zone of Iceland.
o What is the background of your customers?

o What problem(s) are they trying to solve?

o What tools/techniques are they using?

o What would have been a better way?

I had been unfamiliar with tzselect.  Is there a FAQ
I should have read?  (That's a meta-FAQ.)

tzselect seems Linux-centric.  (It's not available on
MacOS.)  It may not meet your customers' needs.  Are
there similar facilities on other OSes?


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