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bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work, starting with Emacs 22.2

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work, starting with Emacs 22.2
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 22:14:10 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071031 Thunderbird/ Mnenhy/

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 20:51:11 +0200
From: "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <lennart.borgman@gmail.com>
CC: Ted Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>, bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
From: Ted Zlatanov <tzz@lifelogs.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2008 08:20:46 -0500

We could build a database of known Microsoft timezones and map them to
ISO timezones.  It has to be done just once and then updated very
rarely--timezone names don't change often.  The full list of timezones
is in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones
I already mentioned this possibility in an earlier message here.  The
problem is that what you actually see in `tzname' could be a localized
name, not the US English name.  So unless someone finds (or crafts) an
exhaustive list of all TZ names both in English and in any localized
language to which each one could be translated by Windows, this will
work only on some machines.

How many time zones are there?

I see 87 on my machine.

Does that mean that there is a mapping one to many from the numeric format to the string format? How is that resolved?

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