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Re: RFE: Modification to the Timezone Modifier

From: Sami Kerola
Subject: Re: RFE: Modification to the Timezone Modifier
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:56:49 +0000

On 10 December 2013 12:35, Marko Myllynen <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2013-12-10 02:49, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 12/09/2013 08:22 AM, Marko Myllynen wrote:
>>>>> It seems like it would be reasonable to add some sort of modifier to the
>>>>> existing %:::z to request suppression of leading 0.  If we didn't have
>>>>> back-compat to worry about, I'd even suggest making %:::z be the short
>>>>> form, and %0:::z be the 0-padded form.
>>>> sorry for the delayed reply and thanks for your insights - I've now
>>>> filed so let's see how it goes.
>>> the request has been rejected on the basis that there are no current
>>> implementations.
>> The rejection also mentioned that an appropriate setting of TZ can
>> already be used to achieve what you want:
>> TZ="<UTC+3>+3<UTC+4>" date
>> In other words, if setting TZ is already sufficient, then why
>> standardize anything else?
> sorry, I think I was being a bit unclear earlier - I used date as an
> example but the goal was to be able to adjust the fi_FI locale so that
> it would produce correct time strings. I've added this clarification to
> the above request as well.

Hi Marko,

I wonder would it be easier to ask Finnish localization recommendation
group to reconsider the format, with emphasis they should choose
something that is already supported.

Sami Kerola

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