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README.md

TimezoneParser

Probably the best, most complete Timezone parsing library ever made!

Library for parsing Timezone names and abbreviations to corresponding UTC offsets and much more. Supports multiple languages.

Features

  • Parse Timezone name to UTC offset
  • Support for all TZ database abbreviations
  • Ruby on Rails Timezone names supported
  • Recognition of localized timezone names
  • Check if string is a valid Timezone or abbreviation
  • Present and Historical Timezones and offsets
  • Filter results by Time, Region, Locale and DST

Input formats:

  • Timezone abbreviations (eg. "EST")
  • Timezone names (eg. "China Summer Time")
  • Localized Timezone names in different languages (eg. "阿尤恩")
  • Windows zone names (eg. "Azerbaijan Summer Time")
  • Localized Windows zone names (eg. "كوريا - التوقيت الرسمي")
  • Ruby on Rails Timezone names (eg. "Eastern Time (US & Canada)")
  • Translated Ruby on Rails Timezone names (eg. "노보시비르스크")

Output formats:

  • UTC offsets (eg. "-18000")
  • Timezone identifiers (eg. "Europe/Istanbul")
  • Original Zone (eg. "Mid-Atlantic Standard Time")
  • Metazones (eg. "North_Mariana")

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'TimezoneParser'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install TimezoneParser

Dependencies

  • tzinfo (only required for Timezone offsets in some cases)
  • insensitive_hash

Usage Example

To get UTC offsets from Timezone abbreviations

> require 'timezone_parser'
=> true
> offsets = TimezoneParser::Abbreviation.new('FKT').getOffsets
=> [-14400]
> offsets.first
=> -14400

Timezone name to Timezone identifier

> TimezoneParser::Timezone.new('Nord-Marianene-tid').getTimezones
=> ["Pacific/Saipan"]

Localized Windows zone to original Windows zone identifier

> TimezoneParser::WindowsZone.new('Jerusalem (normaltid)').getZone
=> "Israel Standard Time"

Find actual Timezones from uknown platform-dependent Ruby zone

> tz = Time.now.zone # on localized Windows
=> "FLE standarta laiks"
> TimezoneParser::getTimezones(tz)
=> ["Europe/Helsinki", "Europe/Kiev", "Europe/Mariehamn", "Europe/Riga", "Europe/Simferopol", "Europe/Sofia", "Europe/Tallinn", "Europe/Uzhgorod", "Europe/Vilnius", "Europe/Zaporozhye"]

Documentation

YARD with markdown is used for documentation (redcarpet required)

Specs

RSpec and simplecov are required, to run tests just rake spec code coverage will also be generated

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Unlicense

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Contributing

Feel free to improve as you see.

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Export .yml data files to binary .dat with rake export
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
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