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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.

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