Bug#580744: Bug#580745: tzdata: suggestions for renaming of timezones/locations
On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 08:09:00AM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> But not for the *original* timezone name, right? (which was, imho, the
> point of Holger's original proposal).
Right, changing the name of the file on disk would be different.
> I don't know exactly how tiezone names are handled upstream. Is there
> any kind of standard that's followed or is this just upstream's "inspiration"?
There is no formal standard. As I recall, it took a bit of a fight for
Asia/Saigon to be renamed to Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh, and that change still
didn't satisfy everyone.
To the point at hand, I think it would be worthwhile to ask for Ponape to
be renamed to Pohnpei. Fernando de Noronha won't work, because it's too
long to fit into the field.