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Update time-zone database to 2017b

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jodastephen committed Mar 22, 2017
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<!-- Other properties -->
<project.build.sourceEncoding>UTF-8</project.build.sourceEncoding>
<project.reporting.outputEncoding>UTF-8</project.reporting.outputEncoding>
<tz.database.version>2016j</tz.database.version>
<tz.database.version>2017b</tz.database.version>
</properties>
</project>
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<!-- types are add, fix, remove, update -->
<release version="2.9.8" date="SNAPSHOT" description="v2.9.8">
<action dev="jodastephen" type="update">
DateTimeZone data updated to version 2017b.
</action>
<action dev="sebkur" type="fix">
Clarify time fields are based on the local time-line.
Fixes #415.
@@ -1,2 +1,2 @@
The data files in this directory were obtained from the public IANA time zone database,
http://www.iana.org/time-zones, version 2016j.
http://www.iana.org/time-zones, version 2017b.
@@ -6,15 +6,15 @@
# tz@iana.org for general use in the future). For more, please see
# the file CONTRIBUTING in the tz distribution.
# From Paul Eggert (2014-10-31):
# From Paul Eggert (2017-02-20):
#
# Unless otherwise specified, the source for data through 1990 is:
# Thomas G. Shanks and Rique Pottenger, The International Atlas (6th edition),
# San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc. (2003).
# Unfortunately this book contains many errors and cites no sources.
#
# Gwillim Law writes that a good source
# for recent time zone data is the International Air Transport
# Many years ago Gwillim Law wrote that a good source
# for time zone data was the International Air Transport
# Association's Standard Schedules Information Manual (IATA SSIM),
# published semiannually. Law sent in several helpful summaries
# of the IATA's data after 1990. Except where otherwise noted,
@@ -31,39 +31,33 @@
# A reliable and entertaining source about time zones is
# Derek Howse, Greenwich time and longitude, Philip Wilson Publishers (1997).
#
# European-style abbreviations are commonly used along the Mediterranean.
# For sub-Saharan Africa abbreviations were less standardized.
# Previous editions of this database used WAT, CAT, SAT, and EAT
# for +0:00 through +3:00, respectively,
# but Mark R V Murray reports that
# 'SAST' is the official abbreviation for +2:00 in the country of South Africa,
# 'CAT' is commonly used for +2:00 in countries north of South Africa, and
# 'WAT' is probably the best name for +1:00, as the common phrase for
# for UT +00 through +03, respectively,
# but in 1997 Mark R V Murray reported that
# 'SAST' is the official abbreviation for +02 in the country of South Africa,
# 'CAT' is commonly used for +02 in countries north of South Africa, and
# 'WAT' is probably the best name for +01, as the common phrase for
# the area that includes Nigeria is "West Africa".
# He has heard of "Western Sahara Time" for +0:00 but can find no reference.
#
# To make things confusing, 'WAT' seems to have been used for -1:00 long ago;
# I'd guess that this was because people needed _some_ name for -1:00,
# and at the time, far west Africa was the only major land area in -1:00.
# This usage is now obsolete, as the last use of -1:00 on the African
# mainland seems to have been 1976 in Western Sahara.
#
# To summarize, the following abbreviations seem to have some currency:
# -1:00 WAT West Africa Time (no longer used)
# 0:00 GMT Greenwich Mean Time
# 2:00 CAT Central Africa Time
# 2:00 SAST South Africa Standard Time
# and Murray suggests the following abbreviation:
# 1:00 WAT West Africa Time
# I realize that this leads to 'WAT' being used for both -1:00 and 1:00
# for times before 1976, but this is the best I can think of
# until we get more information.
#
# To summarize, the following abbreviations seemed to have some currency:
# +00 GMT Greenwich Mean Time
# +02 CAT Central Africa Time
# +02 SAST South Africa Standard Time
# and Murray suggested the following abbreviation:
# +01 WAT West Africa Time
# Murray's suggestion seems to have caught on in news reports and the like.
# I vaguely recall 'WAT' also being used for -01 in the past but
# cannot now come up with solid citations.
#
# I invented the following abbreviations; corrections are welcome!
# 2:00 WAST West Africa Summer Time
# 2:30 BEAT British East Africa Time (no longer used)
# 2:45 BEAUT British East Africa Unified Time (no longer used)
# 3:00 CAST Central Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# 3:00 SAST South Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# 3:00 EAT East Africa Time
# +02 WAST West Africa Summer Time
# +03 CAST Central Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# +03 SAST South Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# +03 EAT East Africa Time
# 'EAT' also seems to have caught on; the others are rare but are paired
# with better-attested non-DST abbreviations.
# Algeria
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
@@ -121,17 +115,17 @@ Zone Africa/Algiers 0:12:12 - LMT 1891 Mar 15 0:01
# Cape Verde / Cabo Verde
#
# Shanks gives 1907 for the transition to CVT.
# Shanks gives 1907 for the transition to +02.
# Perhaps the 1911-05-26 Portuguese decree
# http://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# https://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# merely made it official?
#
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Atlantic/Cape_Verde -1:34:04 - LMT 1907 # Praia
-2:00 - CVT 1942 Sep
-2:00 1:00 CVST 1945 Oct 15
-2:00 - CVT 1975 Nov 25 2:00
-1:00 - CVT
-2:00 - -02 1942 Sep
-2:00 1:00 -01 1945 Oct 15
-2:00 - -02 1975 Nov 25 2:00
-1:00 - -01
# Central African Republic
# See Africa/Lagos.
@@ -388,7 +382,7 @@ Rule Ghana 1920 1942 - Sep 1 0:00 0:20 GHST
Rule Ghana 1920 1942 - Dec 31 0:00 0 GMT
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Accra -0:00:52 - LMT 1918
0:00 Ghana %s
0:00 Ghana GMT/+0020
# Guinea
# See Africa/Abidjan.
@@ -397,20 +391,20 @@ Zone Africa/Accra -0:00:52 - LMT 1918
#
# Shanks gives 1911-05-26 for the transition to WAT,
# evidently confusing the date of the Portuguese decree
# http://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# https://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# with the date that it took effect, namely 1912-01-01.
#
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Bissau -1:02:20 - LMT 1912 Jan 1
-1:00 - WAT 1975
-1:00 - -01 1975
0:00 - GMT
# Kenya
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Nairobi 2:27:16 - LMT 1928 Jul
3:00 - EAT 1930
2:30 - BEAT 1940
2:45 - BEAUT 1960
2:30 - +0230 1940
2:45 - +0245 1960
3:00 - EAT
Link Africa/Nairobi Africa/Addis_Ababa # Ethiopia
Link Africa/Nairobi Africa/Asmara # Eritrea
@@ -426,18 +420,25 @@ Link Africa/Nairobi Indian/Mayotte
# See Africa/Johannesburg.
# Liberia
# From Paul Eggert (2006-03-22):
# In 1972 Liberia was the last country to switch
# from a UTC offset that was not a multiple of 15 or 20 minutes.
# Howse reports that it was in honor of their president's birthday.
# Shank & Pottenger report the date as May 1, whereas Howse reports Jan;
# go with Shanks & Pottenger.
# For Liberia before 1972, Shanks & Pottenger report -0:44, whereas Howse and
# Whitman each report -0:44:30; go with the more precise figure.
#
# From Paul Eggert (2017-03-02):
#
# The Nautical Almanac for the Year 1970, p 264, is the source for -0:44:30.
#
# In 1972 Liberia was the last country to switch from a UTC offset
# that was not a multiple of 15 or 20 minutes. The 1972 change was on
# 1972-01-07, according to an entry dated 1972-01-04 on p 330 of:
# Presidential Papers: First year of the administration of
# President William R. Tolbert, Jr., July 23, 1971-July 31, 1972.
# Monrovia: Executive Mansion.
#
# Use the abbreviation "MMT" before 1972, as the more-accurate numeric
# abbreviation "-004430" would be one byte over the POSIX limit.
#
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Monrovia -0:43:08 - LMT 1882
-0:43:08 - MMT 1919 Mar # Monrovia Mean Time
-0:44:30 - LRT 1972 May # Liberia Time
-0:44:30 - MMT 1972 Jan 7 # approximately MMT
0:00 - GMT
###############################################################################
@@ -596,7 +597,7 @@ Rule Mauritius 2008 only - Oct lastSun 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Mauritius 2009 only - Mar lastSun 2:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Indian/Mauritius 3:50:00 - LMT 1907 # Port Louis
4:00 Mauritius MU%sT # Mauritius Time
4:00 Mauritius +04/+05
# Agalega Is, Rodriguez
# no information; probably like Indian/Mauritius
@@ -915,14 +916,14 @@ Zone Africa/Casablanca -0:30:20 - LMT 1913 Oct 26
# since most of it was then controlled by Morocco.
Zone Africa/El_Aaiun -0:52:48 - LMT 1934 Jan # El Aaiún
-1:00 - WAT 1976 Apr 14
-1:00 - -01 1976 Apr 14
0:00 Morocco WE%sT
# Mozambique
#
# Shanks gives 1903-03-01 for the transition to CAT.
# Perhaps the 1911-05-26 Portuguese decree
# http://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# https://dre.pt/pdf1sdip/1911/05/12500/23132313.pdf
# merely made it official?
#
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
@@ -949,16 +950,19 @@ Link Africa/Maputo Africa/Lusaka # Zambia
# the country are close to 40 minutes earlier in sunrise than the rest
# of the country.
#
# From Paul Eggert (2007-03-31):
# Apparently the Caprivi Strip informally observes Botswana time, but
# we have no details. In the meantime people there can use Africa/Gaborone.
# From Paul Eggert (2017-02-22):
# Although the Zambezi Region (formerly known as Caprivi) informally
# observes Botswana time, we have no details about historical practice.
# In the meantime people there can use Africa/Gaborone.
# See: Immanuel S. The Namibian. 2017-02-23.
# http://www.namibian.com.na/51480/read/Time-change-divides-lawmakers
# RULE NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Namibia 1994 max - Sep Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Namibia 1995 max - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Windhoek 1:08:24 - LMT 1892 Feb 8
1:30 - SWAT 1903 Mar # SW Africa Time
1:30 - +0130 1903 Mar
2:00 - SAST 1942 Sep 20 2:00
2:00 1:00 SAST 1943 Mar 21 2:00
2:00 - SAST 1990 Mar 21 # independence
@@ -985,7 +989,7 @@ Link Africa/Lagos Africa/Porto-Novo # Benin
# Réunion
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Indian/Reunion 3:41:52 - LMT 1911 Jun # Saint-Denis
4:00 - RET # Réunion Time
4:00 - +04
#
# Crozet Islands also observes Réunion time; see the 'antarctica' file.
#
@@ -1020,7 +1024,7 @@ Zone Indian/Reunion 3:41:52 - LMT 1911 Jun # Saint-Denis
# Seychelles
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Indian/Mahe 3:41:48 - LMT 1906 Jun # Victoria
4:00 - SCT # Seychelles Time
4:00 - +04
# From Paul Eggert (2001-05-30):
# Aldabra, Farquhar, and Desroches, originally dependencies of the
# Seychelles, were transferred to the British Indian Ocean Territory
@@ -110,7 +110,8 @@ Zone Antarctica/Mawson 0 - -00 1954 Feb 13
# O'Higgins, Antarctic Peninsula, -6319-05704, since 1948-02
# Prat, -6230-05941
# Villa Las Estrellas (a town), around the Frei base, since 1984-04-09
# These locations have always used Santiago time; use TZ='America/Santiago'.
# These locations employ Region of Magallanes time; use
# TZ='America/Punta_Arenas'.
# China - year-round bases
# Great Wall, King George Island, -6213-05858, since 1985-02-20
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