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


From: O FFICE ZERO
Subject: bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work, starting with Emacs 22.2
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 23:12:47 +0900

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden>
To: "Ted Zlatanov" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 2:16 AM
Subject: bug#641: format-time-string %Z does not work,starting with Emacs 22.2


From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:04:24 -0500

Closest I could find is this chart:

http://unicode.org/cldr/data/diff/supplemental/windows_tzid.html

Thanks.  I knew about it, it's on my disk for quite some time.

We could at least provide this, and if the mapping fails we could print
a message that it's an unknown string, and the user can submit a bug.
%Z could show the full Windows-provided name, which IMHO is better than
nothing.

Sorry, but I object to partial solutions like this, since I don't
think providing just English names will satisfy most users.

Perhaps someone could search the Windows files and find the
translations; they must be somewhere inside the Windows installation,
since the name of the time zone changes as soon as you modify a
certain option in the regional settings.

In addition, we can attempt to guess the right value based on the
localized string and offset, e.g. Hebrew is probably Israel's time
zone.

Hebrew is an easy case, because the characters tell you unequivocally
what is the locale.  Latin letters, for example, are much harder.












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