Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56364
[glibc] Australian timezone printing
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:49:55 EDT
Description of Problem:
There is (currently) Summer time in NSW, but not in most of Eastern
Australia. "date" display the times correctly, but both in EST.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
% TZ=Australia/Brisbane date
Fri Nov 16 13:18:11 EST 2001
% TZ=Australia/Sydney date
Fri Nov 16 14:18:26 EST 2001
EST should not be used for both +1000 and +1100.
In this case it seems better to use numeric versions for consistency, if no
appropriate symbols exist?
Also EST clashes with the US EST. AEST would be better for the rest of the
world, but anyway.
the correct abbreviations are AEST, AEDT, etc.
According to "tzdata2001d/australasia" AEST,etc seem to be acceptable though EST
is widely used. But for eliminating ambiguity I feel this change such be made.
Ulrich doesn't want to make any changes to zonedata, so if you want this change,
vote for it so that it makes into tzdata2001e or whatever.