Quoting Ben Finney (firstname.lastname@example.org): > Christian PERRIER <email@example.com> writes: > > > I'm just not fond of "Australia/Sydney" presented as a choice, I'd > > rather have "New South-Wales". > > (Regardless of what you choose, FYI it's “New South Wales”, no hyphen.) Sure. If I finally decide to go for a list of states and territories for AU, I'll look back at the ISO-3166-2 database and use the exact wording there (which, I confirm, doesn't use hyphens, you're right). > Why do you prefer that? Australia is highly urbanised; we're accustomed > to “Sydney” as a stand-in for “New South Wales”. Moreover, it's very > common for time zones around the world to be described by the dominant > city of the region (“Tokyo time”, “London time”, etc). What makes you > dislike it? Probably a feeling that maybe that, time being decided by states, it makes sense to refer to states. I agree this is somehow borderline....and I think it's at least worth taking time to think about this with the constant goal of keeping things as simple as possible (leaving "dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" to very very picky people).
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