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2009-03-20

2009-03-20 17:31:11 by Henrik Grubbström (Grubba) <grubba@grubba.org>

Updated to tzdata2009b.

Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/africa:1.6
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/asia:1.8
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/australasia:1.8
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/backward:1.7
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/europe:1.9
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/leapseconds:1.6
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/northamerica:1.9
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/southamerica:1.9
Rev: lib/modules/Calendar.pmod/tzdata/zone.tab:1.9

1: - # @(#)asia 8.14 + # @(#)asia 8.25   # <pre>      # This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
229:   # (could be true), for the moment I am assuming that those two   # counties are mistakes in the astro.com data.    + # From Paul Eggert (2008-02-11): + # I just now checked Google News for western news sources that talk + # about China's single time zone, and couldn't find anything before 1986 + # talking about China being in one time zone. (That article was: Jim + # Mann, "A clumsy embrace for another western custom: China on daylight + # time--sort of", Los Angeles Times, 1986-05-05. By the way, this + # article confirms the tz database's data claiming that China began + # observing daylight saving time in 1986. + # + # From Thomas S. Mullaney (2008-02-11): + # I think you're combining two subjects that need to treated + # separately: daylight savings (which, you're correct, wasn't + # implemented until the 1980s) and the unified time zone centered near + # Beijing (which was implemented in 1949). Briefly, there was also a + # "Lhasa Time" in Tibet and "Urumqi Time" in Xinjiang. The first was + # ceased, and the second eventually recognized (again, in the 1980s). + # + # From Paul Eggert (2008-06-30): + # There seems to be a good chance China switched to a single time zone in 1949 + # rather than in 1980 as Shanks & Pottenger have it, but we don't have a + # reliable documentary source saying so yet, so for now we still go with + # Shanks & Pottenger.      # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   # Changbai Time ("Long-white Time", Long-white = Heilongjiang area)
446:      # India   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL] - Zone Asia/Calcutta 5:53:28 - LMT 1880 # Kolkata + Zone Asia/Kolkata 5:53:28 - LMT 1880 # Kolkata    5:53:20 - HMT 1941 Oct # Howrah Mean Time?    6:30 - BURT 1942 May 15 # Burma Time    5:30 - IST 1942 Sep    5:30 1:00 IST 1945 Oct 15    5:30 - IST - # The following are like Asia/Calcutta: + # The following are like Asia/Kolkata:   # Andaman Is   # Lakshadweep (Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Is)   # Nicobar Is
660:   #   # So we'll ignore the Economist's claim.    + # From Steffen Thorsen (2008-03-10): + # The cabinet in Iraq abolished DST last week, according to the following + # news sources (in Arabic): + # <a href="http://www.aljeeran.net/wesima_articles/news-20080305-98602.html"> + # http://www.aljeeran.net/wesima_articles/news-20080305-98602.html + # </a> + # <a href="http://www.aswataliraq.info/look/article.tpl?id=2047&IdLanguage=17&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=71743&NrIssue=1&NrSection=10"> + # http://www.aswataliraq.info/look/article.tpl?id=2047&IdLanguage=17&IdPublication=4&NrArticle=71743&NrIssue=1&NrSection=10 + # </a> + # + # We have published a short article in English about the change: + # <a href="http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/iraq-dumps-daylight-saving.html"> + # http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/iraq-dumps-daylight-saving.html + # </a> +    # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S   Rule Iraq 1982 only - May 1 0:00 1:00 D   Rule Iraq 1982 1984 - Oct 1 0:00 0 S
670:   # IATA SSIM (1991/1996) says Apr 1 12:01am UTC; guess the `:01' is a typo.   # Shanks & Pottenger say Iraq did not observe DST 1992/1997; ignore this.   # - Rule Iraq 1991 max - Apr 1 3:00s 1:00 D - Rule Iraq 1991 max - Oct 1 3:00s 0 S + Rule Iraq 1991 2007 - Apr 1 3:00s 1:00 D + Rule Iraq 1991 2007 - Oct 1 3:00s 0 S   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Baghdad 2:57:40 - LMT 1890    2:57:36 - BMT 1918 # Baghdad Mean Time?
1361:   # They decided not to adopt daylight-saving time....   # http://www.mongolnews.mn/index.php?module=unuudur&sec=view&id=15742    + # From Deborah Goldsmith (2008-03-30): + # We received a bug report claiming that the tz database UTC offset for + # Asia/Choibalsan (GMT+09:00) is incorrect, and that it should be GMT + # +08:00 instead. Different sources appear to disagree with the tz + # database on this, e.g.: + # + # <a href="http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=1026"> + # http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=1026 + # </a> + # <a href="http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_MN.aspx"> + # http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_MN.aspx + # </a> + # + # both say GMT+08:00. +  + # From Steffen Thorsen (2008-03-31): + # eznis airways, which operates several domestic flights, has a flight + # schedule here: + # <a href="http://www.eznis.com/Container.jsp?id=112"> + # http://www.eznis.com/Container.jsp?id=112 + # </a> + # (click the English flag for English) + # + # There it appears that flights between Choibalsan and Ulaanbatar arrive + # about 1:35 - 1:50 hours later in local clock time, no matter the + # direction, while Ulaanbaatar-Khvod takes 2 hours in the Eastern + # direction and 3:35 back, which indicates that Ulaanbatar and Khvod are + # in different time zones (like we know about), while Choibalsan and + # Ulaanbatar are in the same time zone (correction needed). +  + # From Arthur David Olson (2008-05-19): + # Assume that Choibalsan is indeed offset by 8:00. + # XXX--in the absence of better information, assume that transition + # was at the start of 2008-03-31 (the day of Steffen Thorsen's report); + # this is almost surely wrong. +    # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S   Rule Mongol 1983 1984 - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S   Rule Mongol 1983 only - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
1396:   Zone Asia/Choibalsan 7:38:00 - LMT 1905 Aug    7:00 - ULAT 1978    8:00 - ULAT 1983 Apr -  9:00 Mongol CHO%sT # Choibalsan Time +  9:00 Mongol CHO%sT 2008 Mar 31 # Choibalsan Time +  8:00 Mongol CHO%sT      # Nepal   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL] - Zone Asia/Katmandu 5:41:16 - LMT 1920 + Zone Asia/Kathmandu 5:41:16 - LMT 1920    5:30 - IST 1986    5:45 - NPT # Nepal Time   
1446:   # The minister told a news conference that the experiment had rather   # shown 8 per cent higher consumption of electricity.    + # From Alex Krivenyshev (2008-05-15): + # + # Here is an article that Pakistan plan to introduce Daylight Saving Time + # on June 1, 2008 for 3 months. + # + # "... The federal cabinet on Wednesday announced a new conservation plan to help + # reduce load shedding by approving the closure of commercial centres at 9pm and + # moving clocks forward by one hour for the next three months. + # ...." + # + # <a href="http://www.worldtimezone.net/dst_news/dst_news_pakistan01.html"> + # http://www.worldtimezone.net/dst_news/dst_news_pakistan01.html + # </a> + # OR + # <a href="http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C15%5Cstory_15-5-2008_pg1_4"> + # http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C15%5Cstory_15-5-2008_pg1_4 + # </a>    -  + # From Arthur David Olson (2008-05-19): + # XXX--midnight transitions is a guess; 2008 only is a guess. +  + # From Alexander Krivenyshev (2008-08-28): + # Pakistan government has decided to keep the watches one-hour advanced + # for another 2 months--plan to return to Standard Time on October 31 + # instead of August 31. + # + # <a href="http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_pakistan02.html"> + # http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_pakistan02.html + # </a> + # OR + # <a href="http://dailymailnews.com/200808/28/news/dmbrn03.html"> + # http://dailymailnews.com/200808/28/news/dmbrn03.html + # </a> +    # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S   Rule Pakistan 2002 only - Apr Sun>=2 0:01 1:00 S   Rule Pakistan 2002 only - Oct Sun>=2 0:01 0 - -  + Rule Pakistan 2008 only - Jun 1 0:00 1:00 S + Rule Pakistan 2008 only - Nov 1 0:00 0 -   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Karachi 4:28:12 - LMT 1907    5:30 - IST 1942 Sep
1569:   # For lack of better information, predict that future changes will be   # the 2nd Thursday of September at 02:00.    + # From Alexander Krivenyshev (2008-08-28): + # Here is an article, that Mideast running on different clocks at Ramadan. + # + # Gaza Strip (as Egypt) ended DST at midnight Thursday (Aug 28, 2008), while + # the West Bank will end Daylight Saving Time at midnight Sunday (Aug 31, 2008). + # + # <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7759001"> + # http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7759001 + # </a> + # <a href="http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5676087"> + # http://www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5676087 + # </a> + # or + # <a href="http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_gazastrip01.html"> + # http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_gazastrip01.html + # </a> +    # The rules for Egypt are stolen from the `africa' file.   # Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S   Rule EgyptAsia 1957 only - May 10 0:00 1:00 S
1584:   Rule Palestine 2005 only - Oct 4 2:00 0 -   Rule Palestine 2006 max - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S   Rule Palestine 2006 only - Sep 22 0:00 0 - - Rule Palestine 2007 max - Sep Thu>=8 2:00 0 - + Rule Palestine 2007 only - Sep Thu>=8 2:00 0 - + Rule Palestine 2008 max - Aug lastThu 2:00 0 -      # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Gaza 2:17:52 - LMT 1900 Oct
1687:   # kept their clocks set five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean   # Time (GMT), in line with neighbor India.   # From Paul Eggert (2006-04-18): - # People who live in regions under Tamil control can use TZ='Asia/Calcutta', + # People who live in regions under Tamil control can use [TZ='Asia/Kolkata'],   # as that zone has agreed with the Tamil areas since our cutoff date of 1970.      # From K Sethu (2006-04-25):
1777:   # From Paul Eggert (2007-03-29):   # Today the AP reported "Syria will switch to summertime at midnight Thursday."   # http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/29/africa/ME-GEN-Syria-Time-Change.php - # For lack of better info, assume the rule changed to "last Friday in March" - # this year. - Rule Syria 2007 max - Mar lastFri 0:00 1:00 S + Rule Syria 2007 only - Mar lastFri 0:00 1:00 S   # From Jesper Norgard (2007-10-27):   # The sister center ICARDA of my work CIMMYT is confirming that Syria DST will   # not take place 1.st November at 0:00 o'clock but 1.st November at 24:00 or
1801:   # Council of Ministers also approved the commencement of work on   # identifying the winter time as of Friday, 2/11/2007 where the 60th   # minute delay at midnight Thursday 1/11/2007. + Rule Syria 2007 only - Nov Fri>=1 0:00 0 - +  + # From Stephen Colebourne (2008-03-17): + # For everyone's info, I saw an IATA time zone change for [Syria] for + # this month (March 2008) in the last day or so...This is the data IATA + # are now using: + # Country Time Standard --- DST Start --- --- DST End --- DST + # Name Zone Variation Time Date Time Date + # Variation + # Syrian Arab + # Republic SY +0200 2200 03APR08 2100 30SEP08 +0300 + # 2200 02APR09 2100 30SEP09 +0300 + # 2200 01APR10 2100 30SEP10 +0300 +  + # From Arthur David Olson (2008-03-17): + # Here's a link to English-language coverage by the Syrian Arab News + # Agency (SANA)... + # <a href="http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2008/03/11/165173.htm"> + # http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2008/03/11/165173.htm + # </a>...which reads (in part) "The Cabinet approved the suggestion of the + # Ministry of Electricity to begin daylight savings time on Friday April + # 4th, advancing clocks one hour ahead on midnight of Thursday April 3rd." + # Since Syria is two hours east of UTC, the 2200 and 2100 transition times + # shown above match up with midnight in Syria. +  + # From Arthur David Olson (2008-03-18): + # My buest guess at a Syrian rule is "the Friday nearest April 1"; + # coding that involves either using a "Mar Fri>=29" construct that old time zone + # compilers can't handle or having multiple Rules (a la Israel). + # For now, use "Apr Fri>=1", and go with IATA on a uniform Sep 30 end. +  + # From Steffen Thorsen (2008-10-07): + # Syria has now officially decided to end DST on 2008-11-01 this year, + # according to the following article in the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).   # - # From Arthur David Olson (2007-10-30): - # My best guess for the future is first Friday in November. - Rule Syria 2007 max - Nov Fri>=1 0:00 0 - + # The article is in Arabic, and seems to tell that they will go back to + # winter time on 2008-11-01 at 00:00 local daylight time (delaying/setting + # clocks back 60 minutes). + # + # <a href="http://sana.sy/ara/2/2008/10/07/195459.htm"> + # http://sana.sy/ara/2/2008/10/07/195459.htm + # </a> +  + Rule Syria 2008 max - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S + Rule Syria 2008 max - Nov 1 0:00 0 - +    # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]   Zone Asia/Damascus 2:25:12 - LMT 1920 # Dimashq    2:00 Syria EE%sT
1858:      # Vietnam    - # From Paul Eggert (1993-11-18): - # Saigon's official name is Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh, but it's too long. - # We'll stick with the traditional name for now. + # From Arthur David Olson (2008-03-18): + # The English-language name of Vietnam's most populous city is "Ho Chi Min City"; + # we use Ho_Chi_Minh below to avoid a name of more than 14 characters.      # From Shanks & Pottenger:   # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL] - Zone Asia/Saigon 7:06:40 - LMT 1906 Jun 9 + Zone Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh 7:06:40 - LMT 1906 Jun 9    7:06:20 - SMT 1911 Mar 11 0:01 # Saigon MT?    7:00 - ICT 1912 May    8:00 - ICT 1931 May