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:
> 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:
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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