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Re: Java's set of timezone names (was: Re: Timestamp Conversion Woes Redux)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Vadim Nasardinov <vadimn(at)redhat(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Java's set of timezone names (was: Re: Timestamp Conversion Woes Redux)
Date: 2005-07-20 18:29:48
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Vadim Nasardinov <vadimn(at)redhat(dot)com> writes:
> I'm not sure how Roedy Green knows this, but this is what he has to
> say on the subject in his Java Glossary:

>    http://www.mindprod.com/jgloss/timezone.html

>    The names for timezones used in Java comes from a list maintained
>    at NIH by Arthur David Olson. For reasons only he understands,
>    Pacific Standard Time is called America/Los_Angeles.

> As far as I can tell, Olson's timezone data can be found here:
>   ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/

Hmm ... that is the zic distribution, so if this information is accurate
there should be a pretty exact match in the sets of names ... which it
sounds like there is not.

> Sun's JDK's timezone info seems fairly different from what, say,
> Fedora Core distributes in its tzdata RPM:

Fedora's info also comes from zic.

			regards, tom lane

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