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Re: canonical names for timezones

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:22:08 -0400
Message-ID: <3B857400.6080807@reutershealth.com>
To: "Carl W. Brown" <cbrown@xnetinc.com>
CC: Lenny Turetsky <LTuretsky@salesforce.com>, "W3intl (E-mail)" <www-international@w3.org>
Carl W. Brown wrote:

> What I last implemented was:
> 
> 	POSIX Format
> 
>      ll [ _CC ] [ .MM ] [ @VV]
> 
>      ll = lang, CC = ctry, MM = charmap, VV = variant

It's also better not to assume that the language code is only
2 letters.  See RFC 3066 for the current state of things:
this allows language codes of indefinite length, containing
letters, digits, and hyphens.

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