Re: Usability poll: Picking timezones

Subject: Re: Usability poll: Picking timezones
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:46:40 -0500

Dan Goldstein wrote:
> Sort by GMT offset, but always include location names in the list.

Dan's right. Trying to find how your timezone has been renamed is
difficult, but you always know where your slice of the globe is.

Don't neglect (if appropriate) the weird quarter-hour and half-hour
timezones. I think that Pakistan and Newfoundland are among the lands
that use them. It's insufficient simply to hang names onto each hour's
difference from GMT.

Also remember that technically the term UTC is often used for what
everyone thinks of as GMT, and that UTC should *not* be corrected to
"UCT" even though that seems to make sense. (The team deciding on the
abbreviation could not decide whether to use English--UCT or French--TUC
as the basis for it, and deliberately chose UTC because it's neither.)

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