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Tidy up data entries for more locations

* NEWS: Document this.
* europe (Europe/Sofia, Europe/Tallinn, Europe/Simferopol):
This is like the previous change, except it also simplifies the
generated data files for Europe/Simferopol and Europe/Tallinn.
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.gitignore * .gitignore: Ignore *.a files.
CONTRIBUTING * CONTRIBUTING: Prefer an https URL, as that's friendlier
Makefile Release tzcode2015e and tzdata2015e.
NEWS Tidy up data entries for more locations
README Reword so that it does not matter whether the word "data" is plural.
Theory * NEWS, Theory: Update info about Mars time, citing Chmielewski.
africa More Morocco Ramadan commentary update
antarctica Propagate Chile changes to Antarctica/Palmer
asctime.c Fix EOVERFLOW-related problems noted by Chistos Zoulas.
asia Mongolia resumes DST in 2015
australasia Move four out-of-scope zones to 'backzone'
backward Fix recently-introduced 'make check' failure
backzone Guess Cayman Is will observe DST starting 2016
checklinks.awk Check for links to links.
checktab.awk Move one out-of-scope zone to 'backzone'
date.1 Fix glitches with '-' and italics in man pages.
date.c Port 'bool' usage to clang 3.4.
difftime.c Remove attempt to support floating-point time_t.
etcetera Simplify use of URLs in text files.
europe Tidy up data entries for more locations
factory Simplify use of URLs in text files. Spell Åland etc. with accents in
leap-seconds.list Leap seconds administrivia
leapseconds.awk * leapseconds.awk, NEWS: Also output expiration date comment.
localtime.c Avoid left-shift-into-sign-bit undefined behavior
newctime.3 Add documentation for the core NetBSD-inspired functions.
newstrftime.3 Document thread-safe functions in man pages.
newtzset.3 Fiji observes DST from 2014-11-02 02:00 to 2015-01-18 03:00.
northamerica Guess Cayman Is will observe DST starting 2016
pacificnew Switch back to ASCII for symbols.
private.h Avoid left-shift-into-sign-bit undefined behavior
southamerica Remove hair from southamerica comment
strftime.c Add strftime_l to the library. Only the C locale is supported.
systemv Simplify use of URLs in text files.
time2posix.3 Document thread-safe functions in man pages.
tz-art.htm * tz-art.htm: Correct the description of "The Mysterious Cube".
tz-link.htm * tz-link.htm, NEWS: Mention "The Time Now".
tzfile.5 Reword so that it does not matter whether the word "data" is plural.
tzfile.h Use bool for boolean.
tzselect.8 Rename to
tzselect.ksh tzselect: port to POSIX sh and fix a typo Simplify use of URLs in text files. Distinguish hyphen from minus from dashes.
zdump.8 * zdump.8: Be more specific about when a year starts.
zdump.c Avoid left-shift-into-sign-bit undefined behavior
zic.8 zic: clarify UNTIL column
zic.c Fix zic -l problem with /etc/localtime Revert America/FCP_QRoo change Guess Cayman Is will observe DST starting 2016 Rename fields of Link lines for clarity.


README for the tz distribution

"What time is it?" -- Richard Deacon as The King
"Any time you want it to be." -- Frank Baxter as The Scientist
					(from the Bell System film "About Time")

The Time Zone Database (often called tz or zoneinfo) contains code and
data that represent the history of local time for many representative
locations around the globe.  It is updated periodically to reflect
changes made by political bodies to time zone boundaries, UTC offsets,
and daylight-saving rules.

Unless otherwise specified, all files in the tz code and data are in
the public domain, so clarified as of 2009-05-17 by Arthur David Olson.
The few exceptions are code derived from BSD, which uses the BSD license.

Here is a recipe for acquiring, building, installing, and testing the
tz distribution on a GNU/Linux or similar host.

	mkdir tz
	cd tz
	wget --retr-symlinks '*-latest.tar.gz'
	gzip -dc tzcode-latest.tar.gz | tar -xf -
	gzip -dc tzdata-latest.tar.gz | tar -xf -

Be sure to read the comments in "Makefile" and make any changes needed
to make things right for your system, especially if you are using some
platform other than GNU/Linux.  Then run the following commands,
substituting your desired installation directory for "$HOME/tzdir":

	make TOPDIR=$HOME/tzdir install
	$HOME/tzdir/etc/zdump -v America/Los_Angeles

Historical local time information has been included here to:

*	provide a compendium of data about the history of civil time
	that is useful even if not 100% accurate;

*	give an idea of the variety of local time rules that have
	existed in the past and thus an idea of the variety that may be
	expected in the future;

*	provide a test of the generality of the local time rule description

The information in the time zone data files is by no means authoritative;
fixes and enhancements are welcome.  Please see the file CONTRIBUTING
for details.

Thanks to these Time Zone Caballeros who've made major contributions to the
time conversion package: Keith Bostic; Bob Devine; Paul Eggert; Robert Elz;
Guy Harris; Mark Horton; John Mackin; and Bradley White.  Thanks also to
Michael Bloom, Art Neilson, Stephen Prince, John Sovereign, and Frank Wales
for testing work, and to Gwillim Law for checking local mean time data.
Thanks in particular to Arthur David Olson, the project's founder and first
maintainer, to whom the time zone community owes the greatest debt of all.
None of them are responsible for remaining errors.

Look in <> for updated versions of these files.

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