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@@ -1,17 +1,16 @@
-# @(#)asia 7.41
+# @(#)asia 7.55
# This data is by no means authoritative; if you think you know better,
# go ahead and edit the file (and please send any changes to
# tz@elsie.nci.nih.gov for general use in the future).
-# From Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com> (1996-11-22):
+# From Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com> (1999-03-22):
#
# A good source for time zone historical data outside the U.S. is
-# Thomas G. Shanks, The International Atlas (4th edition),
-# San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc. (1995).
-# Except where otherwise noted, it is the source for the data below.
+# Thomas G. Shanks, The International Atlas (5th edition),
+# San Diego: ACS Publications, Inc. (1999).
#
-# Gwillim Law <LAW@encmail.encompass.com> writes that a good source
+# Gwillim Law <Gwil_Law@bridge-point.com> writes that a good source
# for recent time zone data is the International Air Transport
# Association's Standard Schedules Information Manual (IATA SSIM),
# published semiannually. Law sent in several helpful summaries
@@ -25,8 +24,7 @@
# I found in the UCLA library.
#
# A reliable and entertaining source about time zones is
-# Derek Howse, Greenwich time and the discovery of the longitude,
-# Oxford University Press (1980).
+# Derek Howse, Greenwich time and longitude, Philip Wilson Publishers (1997).
#
# I invented the abbreviations marked `*' in the following table;
# the rest are from earlier versions of this file, or from other sources.
@@ -79,23 +77,20 @@ Zone Asia/Kabul 4:36:48 - LMT 1890
4:30 - AFT
# Armenia
-# From Paul Eggert (1998-??-??):
+# From Paul Eggert (1999-10-29):
# Shanks has Yerevan switching to 3:00 (with Russian DST) in spring 1991,
-# but usno1995 has Armenia at 4:00 (with DST), and Edgar Der-Danieliantz
+# then to 4:00 with no DST in fall 1995, then readopting Russian DST in 1997.
+# Go with Shanks, even when he disagrees with others. Edgar Der-Danieliantz
# <edd@AIC.NET> reported (1996-05-04) that Yerevan probably wouldn't use DST
# in 1996, though it did use DST in 1995. IATA SSIM (1991/1998) reports that
# Armenia switched from 3:00 to 4:00 in 1998 and observed DST after 1991,
# but started switching at 3:00s in 1998.
-# What a mess! We guess Yerevan DST stayed in sync with Moscow between 1990
-# and 1995, did not use DST in 1996, and started using DST again in 1997.
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Yerevan 2:58:00 - LMT 1924 May 2
3:00 - YERT 1957 Mar # Yerevan Time
4:00 RussiaAsia YER%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s
3:00 1:00 YERST 1991 Sep 23 # independence
- 3:00 1:00 AMST 1991 Sep 29 2:00s # Armenia Time
- 3:00 - AMT 1992 Jan 19 2:00s
- 4:00 RussiaAsia AM%sT 1996
+ 3:00 RussiaAsia AM%sT 1995 Sep 24 2:00s
4:00 - AMT 1997
4:00 RussiaAsia AM%sT
@@ -191,7 +186,7 @@ Zone Asia/Phnom_Penh 6:59:40 - LMT 1906 Jun 9
# note about Time magazine, though apparently _something_ happened in 1986.
# Go with Shanks for now. I made up names for the other pre-1980 time zones.
-# From Shanks (1995):
+# From Shanks:
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Shang 1940 only - Jun 3 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Shang 1940 1941 - Oct 1 0:00 0 S
@@ -239,15 +234,14 @@ Rule HK 1979 1980 - May Sun>=8 3:30 1:00 S
Rule HK 1979 1980 - Oct Sun>=16 3:30 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Hong_Kong 7:36:36 - LMT 1904 Oct 30
- 8:00 HK HK%sT 1997 Jul 1 # return to China
- 8:00 PRC C%sT
+ 8:00 HK HK%sT
###############################################################################
# Taiwan
-# Shanks (1995) writes that Taiwan observed DST during 1945, when it
+# Shanks writes that Taiwan observed DST during 1945, when it
# was still controlled by Japan. This is hard to believe, but we don't
# have any other information.
@@ -305,7 +299,7 @@ Rule Cyprus 1981 1998 - Mar lastSun 0:00 1:00 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Nicosia 2:13:28 - LMT 1921 Nov 14
2:00 Cyprus EE%sT 1998 Sep
- 2:00 EU EE%sT
+ 2:00 EUAsia EE%sT
# IATA SSIM (1998-09) has Cyprus using EU rules for the first time.
# Georgia
@@ -331,6 +325,14 @@ Zone Asia/Tbilisi 2:59:16 - LMT 1880
4:00 1:00 GEST 1997 Mar lastSun
4:00 E-EurAsia GE%sT
+# East Timor
+# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
+Zone Asia/Dili 8:22:20 - LMT 1912
+ 8:00 - TPT 1942 Feb 21 23:00
+ 9:00 - JST 1945 Aug
+ 9:00 - TPT 1976 May 3
+ 8:00 - TPT # East Timor Time
+
# India
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Calcutta 5:53:28 - LMT 1880
@@ -347,7 +349,9 @@ Zone Asia/Calcutta 5:53:28 - LMT 1880
# Indonesia
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Jakarta 7:07:12 - LMT 1867 Aug 10
- 7:07:12 - JMT 1924 Jan 1 0:13 # Jakarta MT
+# Shanks says the next transition was at 1924 Jan 1 0:13,
+# but this must be a typo.
+ 7:07:12 - JMT 1923 Dec 31 23:47:12 # Jakarta
7:20 - JAVT 1932 Nov # Java Time
7:30 - JAVT 1942 Mar 23
9:00 - JST 1945 Aug
@@ -366,10 +370,10 @@ Zone Asia/Jayapura 9:22:48 - LMT 1932 Nov
9:00 - JAYT
# Iran
-# From Paul Eggert (1996-12-17), following up a suggestion by Rich Wales:
+# From Paul Eggert (1999-09-27), following up a suggestion by Rich Wales:
# Ahmea Alavi in
# <a href="http://tehran.stanford.edu/Iran_Lib/Calendar/taghveem.txt">
-# TAGHVEEM (1993-08-04)
+# TAGHVEEM (1993-07-12)
# </a>
# writes ``Daylight saving time in Iran starts from the first day
# of Farvardin and ends the first day of Mehr.'' This disagrees with the SSIM:
@@ -383,6 +387,10 @@ Zone Asia/Jayapura 9:22:48 - LMT 1932 Nov
# 1995 03-21 03-21 09-22!= 09-23
# 1996 03-21!= 03-20 09-21!= 09-22
# 1997 03-21 03-21 09-21!= 09-23
+# 1998 03-21 03-21 09-21!= 09-23
+# 1999 03-22!= 03-21 09-22!= 09-23
+# 2000 03-21!= 03-20 09-21!= 09-22
+# 2001 03-17!= 03-21 09-19!= 09-23
#
# Go with Alavi starting with 1992.
# I used Ed Reingold's cal-persia in GNU Emacs 19.34 to compute Persian dates.
@@ -456,6 +464,7 @@ Rule Iraq 1984 1985 - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Iraq 1985 1990 - Sep lastSun 1:00s 0 S
Rule Iraq 1986 1990 - Mar lastSun 1:00s 1:00 D
# IATA SSIM (1991/1996) says Apr 1 12:01am UTC; guess the `:01' is a typo.
+# Shanks says Iraq did not observe DST 1992/1997 or 1999 on; ignore this.
Rule Iraq 1991 max - Apr 1 3:00s 1:00 D
Rule Iraq 1991 max - Oct 1 3:00s 0 D
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
@@ -473,7 +482,7 @@ Zone Asia/Baghdad 2:57:40 - LMT 1890
# ISRAEL 2 H AHEAD OF UTC
# ISRAEL 3 H AHEAD OF UTC APR 10 - SEP 3
-# From Shanks (1995):
+# From Shanks:
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Zion 1940 only - Jun 1 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Zion 1942 1944 - Nov 1 0:00 0 S
@@ -517,7 +526,7 @@ Rule Zion 1988 only - Apr 9 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Zion 1988 only - Sep 3 0:00 0 S
# From Ephraim Silverberg <ephraim@cs.huji.ac.il>
-# (1997-03-04, 1998-03-16 and 1998-12-28):
+# (1997-03-04, 1998-03-16, 1998-12-28, and 2000-01-17):
# According to the Office of the Secretary General of the Ministry of
# Interior, there is NO set rule for Daylight-Savings/Standard time changes.
@@ -531,7 +540,11 @@ Rule Zion 1988 only - Sep 3 0:00 0 S
# conflicts with the Jewish New Year. Starting in 1999, the change to
# daylight savings time will still be on a Friday morning but from
# 2 a.m. IST to 3 a.m. IDT; furthermore, the change back to standard time
-# will now also be on a Friday morning from 2 a.m. IDT to 1 a.m. IST.
+# will now also be on a Friday morning from 2 a.m. IDT to 1 a.m. IST for
+# 1999 only. In the years from 2000 to 2002, the change back will be from
+# 2 a.m. IDT to 1 a.m. IST the morning after the Jewish festival of
+# Shmini Atzeret (i.e. the morning of the 23rd of Tishrei in the lunar
+# Hebrew calendar).
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Zion 1989 only - Apr 30 0:00 1:00 D
@@ -562,13 +575,12 @@ Rule Zion 1995 only - Sep 3 0:00 0 S
# ftp://ftp.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/1996-1998.ramon.ps.gz
#
# The dates for 1997-1998 were altered by his successor, Rabbi Eli Suissa.
-# The official announcement for the year 1997 can be viewed at:
#
-# ftp://ftp.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/1997.ps.gz
+# The official announcements for the years 1997-1999 can be viewed at:
#
-# The official announcement for the year 1998 can be viewed at:
+# ftp://ftp.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/YYYY.ps.gz
#
-# ftp://ftp.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/1998.ps.gz
+# where YYYY is the relevant year.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Zion 1996 only - Mar 15 0:00 1:00 D
@@ -580,18 +592,29 @@ Rule Zion 1998 only - Sep 6 0:00 0 S
Rule Zion 1999 only - Apr 2 2:00 1:00 D
Rule Zion 1999 only - Sep 3 2:00 0 S
-# Due to imminent elections in 1999, there are no dates for the year 2000
-# and beyond. There was a move to legislate the DST rules in Israel, but
-# due to the government's fall, it most likely won't be brought to the Knesset
-# for first reading before the elections and will probably be altered by the
-# newly elected government.
+# Minister of Interior, Natan Sharansky, has announced the dates for
+# the years 2000-2002. However, sources inside the ministry have noted
+# that the end date of 2000 and both dates of 2001-2002 should be regarded
+# as tentative pending final approval.
+#
+# The official announcement for the years 2000-2002 can be viewed at:
+#
+# ftp://ftp.huji.ac.il/pub/tz/announcements/2000-2002.ps.gz
-# From Paul Eggert (1999-01-30):
-# Here are guesses for rules after 1999.
+# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
+Rule Zion 2000 only - Apr 14 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Zion 2000 only - Oct 22 2:00 0 S
+Rule Zion 2001 only - Apr 6 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Zion 2001 only - Oct 10 2:00 0 S
+Rule Zion 2002 only - Mar 29 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Zion 2002 only - Sep 29 2:00 0 S
+
+# From Paul Eggert (2000-01-17):
+# Here are guesses for rules after 2002.
# They are probably wrong, but they are more likely than no DST at all.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
-Rule Zion 2000 max - Apr Fri>=1 2:00 1:00 D
-Rule Zion 2000 max - Sep Fri>=1 2:00 0 S
+Rule Zion 2003 max - Mar Fri>=25 2:00 1:00 D
+Rule Zion 2003 max - Oct 1 2:00 0 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Jerusalem 2:20:56 - LMT 1880
@@ -650,6 +673,20 @@ Zone Asia/Tokyo 9:18:59 - LMT 1887 Dec 31 15:00u
# Since 1938, all Japanese possessions have been like Asia/Tokyo.
# Jordan
+#
+# From <a href="http://star.arabia.com/990701/JO9.html">
+# Jordan Week (1999-07-01) </a> via Steffen Thorsen (1999-09-09):
+# Clocks in Jordan were forwarded one hour on Wednesday at midnight,
+# in accordance with the government's decision to implement summer time
+# all year round.
+#
+# From <a href="http://star.arabia.com/990930/JO9.html">
+# Jordan Week (1999-09-30) </a> via Steffen Thorsen (1999-11-09):
+# Winter time starts today Thursday, 30 September. Clocks will be turned back
+# by one hour. This is the latest government decision and it's final!
+# The decision was taken because of the increase in working hours in
+# government's departments from six to seven hours.
+#
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Jordan 1973 only - Jun 6 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Jordan 1973 1975 - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
@@ -668,9 +705,12 @@ Rule Jordan 1991 only - Apr 17 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Jordan 1991 only - Sep 27 0:00 0 -
Rule Jordan 1992 only - Apr 10 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Jordan 1992 1993 - Oct Fri>=1 0:00 0 -
-Rule Jordan 1993 max - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S
+Rule Jordan 1993 1998 - Apr Fri>=1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Jordan 1994 only - Sep Fri>=15 0:00 0 -
-Rule Jordan 1995 max - Sep Fri>=15 0:00s 0 -
+Rule Jordan 1995 1998 - Sep Fri>=15 0:00s 0 -
+Rule Jordan 1999 only - Jul 1 0:00s 1:00 S
+Rule Jordan 1999 max - Sep lastThu 0:00s 0 -
+Rule Jordan 2000 max - Mar lastThu 0:00s 1:00 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Amman 2:23:44 - LMT 1931
2:00 Jordan EE%sT
@@ -705,16 +745,17 @@ Zone Asia/Aqtau 3:21:04 - LMT 1924 May 2 # or Aktau
4:00 E-EurAsia AQT%sT
# Kirgizstan
+# Transitions through 1991 are from Shanks.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Kirgiz 1992 1996 - Apr Sun>=7 0:00 1:00 S
-Rule Kirgiz 1991 1996 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
+Rule Kirgiz 1992 1996 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
Rule Kirgiz 1997 max - Mar lastSun 2:30 1:00 S
Rule Kirgiz 1997 max - Oct lastSun 2:30 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Bishkek 4:58:24 - LMT 1924 May 2
5:00 - FRUT 1930 Jun 21 # Frunze Time
6:00 RussiaAsia FRU%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s
- 5:00 1:00 FRUST 1991 Aug 31 # independence
+ 5:00 1:00 FRUST 1991 Aug 31 2:00 # independence
5:00 Kirgiz KG%sT # Kirgizstan Time
###############################################################################
@@ -726,7 +767,7 @@ Zone Asia/Bishkek 4:58:24 - LMT 1924 May 2
# Daylight Savings Time was not observed until 1987. He did not know
# at what time of day DST starts or ends.
-# From Shanks (1995):
+# From Shanks:
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule ROK 1960 only - May 15 0:00 1:00 D
Rule ROK 1960 only - Sep 13 0:00 0 S
@@ -789,7 +830,8 @@ Rule Lebanon 1989 only - May 10 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Lebanon 1990 1992 - May 1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Lebanon 1992 only - Oct 4 0:00 0 -
Rule Lebanon 1993 max - Mar lastSun 0:00 1:00 S
-Rule Lebanon 1993 max - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
+Rule Lebanon 1993 1998 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
+Rule Lebanon 1999 max - Oct lastSun 0:00 0 -
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Beirut 2:22:00 - LMT 1880
2:00 Lebanon EE%sT
@@ -821,31 +863,62 @@ Zone Indian/Maldives 4:54:00 - LMT 1880 # Male
5:00 - MVT # Maldives Time
# Mongolia
+
# Shanks says that Mongolia has three time zones, but usno1995 and the CIA map
# Standard Time Zones of the World (1997-01)
-# </a>
# both say that it has just one.
-# Let's comment out the western and eastern Mongolian time zones
-# till we know what their principal towns are.
+
+# From Oscar van Vlijmen (1999-12-11):
+# <a href="http://www.mongoliatourism.gov.mn/general.htm">
+# General Information Mongolia
+# </a> (1999-09)
+# "Time: Mongolia has two time zones. Three westernmost provinces of
+# Bayan-Ulgii, Uvs, and Hovd are one hour earlier than the capital city, and
+# the rest of the country follows the Ulaanbaatar time, which is UTC/GMT plus
+# eight hours."
+
+# From Rives McDow (1999-12-13):
+# Mongolia discontinued the use of daylight savings time in 1999; 1998
+# being the last year it was implemented. The dates of implementation I am
+# unsure of, but most probably it was similar to Russia, except for the time
+# of implementation may have been different....
+# Some maps in the past have indicated that there was an additional time
+# zone in the eastern part of Mongolia, including the provinces of Dornod,
+# Suhbaatar, and possibly Khentij.
+
+# From Paul Eggert (1999-12-15):
+# For now, we'll comment out the east zone (Choybalsan)
+# and use Shanks's and the IATA's data for the daylight-saving rules.
+# Naming and spelling is tricky in Mongolia.
+# We'll use Hovd (also spelled Chovd and Khovd) to represent the west zone;
+# the capital of the Hovd province is sometimes called Hovd, sometimes Dund-Us,
+# and sometimes Jirgalanta (with variant spellings), but the name Hovd
+# is good enough for our purposes.
+
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Mongol 1981 1984 - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Mongol 1981 1984 - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
Rule Mongol 1985 1990 - Mar lastSun 2:00 1:00 S
Rule Mongol 1985 1990 - Sep lastSun 3:00 0 -
-Rule Mongol 1991 max - Mar lastSun 0:00 1:00 S
+Rule Mongol 1991 1998 - Mar lastSun 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Mongol 1991 1995 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
-Rule Mongol 1996 only - Oct Fri>=22 0:00 0 -
-Rule Mongol 1997 max - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
+# IATA SSIM (1996-09) says 1996-10-25; go with Shanks.
+Rule Mongol 1996 only - Oct lastSun 0:00 0 -
+Rule Mongol 1997 1998 - Sep lastSun 0:00 0 -
+# IATA SSIM (1999-09) says Mongolia no longer observes DST.
+
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
-#Zone Asia/Dariv 6:14:32 - LMT 1905 Aug
-# 6:00 - DART 1978 # Dariv Time
-# 7:00 Mongol DAR%sT
-Zone Asia/Ulan_Bator 7:07:32 - LMT 1905 Aug
- 7:00 - ULAT 1978 # Ulan Bator Time
+Zone Asia/Hovd 6:06:36 - LMT 1905 Aug
+ 6:00 - HOVT 1978 # Hovd Time
+ 7:00 Mongol HOV%sT
+Zone Asia/Ulaanbaatar 7:07:32 - LMT 1905 Aug
+ 7:00 - ULAT 1978 # Ulaanbaatar Time
8:00 Mongol ULA%sT
-#Zone Asia/Baruun-Urt 7:33:00 - LMT 1905 Aug
-# 8:00 - BART 1978 # Baruun-Urt Time
-# 9:00 Mongol BAR%sT
+# We're not sure about this entry yet, so we'll omit it for now.
+#Zone Asia/Choybalsan 7:38:00 - LMT 1905 Aug
+# 8:00 - CHOT 1978 # Choybalsan Time
+# 9:00 Mongol CHO%sT 19??
+# 8:00 Mongol ULA%sT
# Nepal
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
@@ -931,7 +1004,17 @@ Zone Asia/Karachi 4:28:12 - LMT 1907
# one-hour forward at this time. As a sign of independence from Israeli rule,
# the PA has decided to implement DST in April.
-# These rules for Egypt are stolen from the `africa' file.
+# From Paul Eggert (1999-09-20):
+# Daoud Kuttab writes in
+# <a href="http://www.jpost.com/com/Archive/22.Apr.1999/Opinion/Article-2.html">
+# Holiday havoc
+# </a> (Jerusalem Post, 1999-04-22) that
+# the Palestinian National Authority changed to DST on 1999-04-15.
+# I vaguely recall that they switch back in October (sorry, forgot the source).
+# For now, let's assume that the spring switch was at 24:00,
+# and that they switch at 0:00 on the 3rd Fridays of April and October.
+
+# 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
Rule EgyptAsia 1957 1958 - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
@@ -939,18 +1022,23 @@ Rule EgyptAsia 1958 only - May 1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule EgyptAsia 1959 1967 - May 1 1:00 1:00 S
Rule EgyptAsia 1959 1965 - Sep 30 3:00 0 -
Rule EgyptAsia 1966 only - Oct 1 3:00 0 -
+
+Rule Palestine 1999 max - Apr Fri>=15 0:00 1:00 S
+Rule Palestine 1999 max - Oct Fri>=15 0:00 0 -
+
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Gaza 2:17:52 - LMT 1900 Oct
2:00 Zion EET 1948 May 15
2:00 EgyptAsia EE%sT 1967 Jun 5
2:00 Zion I%sT 1996
- 2:00 Jordan EE%sT
+ 2:00 Jordan EE%sT 1999
+ 2:00 Palestine EE%sT
# Paracel Is
# no information
# Philippines
-# Howse writes (p 162) that until 1844 the Philippines kept American date.
+# Howse writes (p 153) that until 1844 the Philippines kept American date.
# The rest of this data is from Shanks.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Phil 1936 only - Nov 1 0:00 1:00 S
@@ -994,12 +1082,11 @@ Zone Asia/Singapore 6:55:24 - LMT 1880
# Sri Lanka
# From Paul Eggert (1996-09-03):
-# <a href="http://www.virtual-pc.com/lankaweb/news/items/240596-2.html">
-# Sri Lanka advances clock by an hour to avoid blackout (1996-05-24)
-# </a>
+# "Sri Lanka advances clock by an hour to avoid blackout"
+# (www.virtual-pc.com/lankaweb/news/items/240596-2.html, 1996-05-24,
+# no longer available as of 1999-08-17)
# reported ``the country's standard time will be put forward by one hour at
# midnight Friday (1830 GMT) `in the light of the present power crisis'.''
-# Transitions before 1996 are from Shanks (1995).
#
# From Dharmasiri Senanayake, Sri Lanka Media Minister (1996-10-24), as quoted
# by Shamindra in
@@ -1049,22 +1136,25 @@ Rule Syria 1991 1992 - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
Rule Syria 1992 only - Apr 8 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Syria 1993 only - Mar 26 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Syria 1993 only - Sep 25 0:00 0 -
-# IATA SSIM (1996-09) says 1997-03-31; (1998-02) says 1998-04-02;
-# (1998-09) says 1999-03-29 and 1999-09-29; ignore all these claims for now.
-Rule Syria 1994 max - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S
+# IATA SSIM (1998-02) says 1998-04-02;
+# (1998-09) says 1999-03-29 and 1999-09-29; (1999-02) says 1999-04-02,
+# 2000-04-02, and 2001-04-02; (1999-09) says 2000-03-31 and 2001-03-31;
+# ignore all these claims and go with Shanks.
+Rule Syria 1994 1996 - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S
Rule Syria 1994 max - Oct 1 0:00 0 -
+Rule Syria 1997 1998 - Mar lastMon 0:00 1:00 S
+Rule Syria 1999 max - Apr 1 0:00 1:00 S
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Damascus 2:25:12 - LMT 1920
2:00 Syria EE%sT
# Tajikistan
-# From Shanks (1995), who writes ``date of change uncertain'' for 1991.
+# From Shanks.
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Dushanbe 4:35:12 - LMT 1924 May 2
5:00 - DUST 1930 Jun 21 # Dushanbe Time
6:00 RussiaAsia DUS%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s
- 5:00 1:00 DUSST 1991 Sep 9 # independence
- 5:00 RussiaAsia TJ%sT 1992
+ 5:00 1:00 DUSST 1991 Sep 9 2:00s
5:00 - TJT # Tajikistan Time
# Thailand
@@ -1074,16 +1164,13 @@ Zone Asia/Bangkok 6:42:04 - LMT 1880
7:00 - ICT
# Turkmenistan
-# From Shanks (1995):
+# From Shanks.
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Ashkhabad 3:53:32 - LMT 1924 May 2 # or Ashgabat
4:00 - ASHT 1930 Jun 21 # Ashkhabad Time
- 5:00 - ASHT 1981 Apr 1
- 5:00 1:00 ASHST 1981 Oct 1
- 6:00 - ASHT 1982 Apr 1
- 5:00 RussiaAsia ASH%sT 1991
- 5:00 - ASHT 1991 Oct 27 # independence
- 5:00 RussiaAsia TM%sT 1993 # Turkmenistan Time
+ 5:00 RussiaAsia ASH%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00
+ 4:00 RussiaAsia ASH%sT 1991 Oct 27 # independence
+ 4:00 RussiaAsia TM%sT 1992 Jan 19 2:00
5:00 - TMT
# United Arab Emirates
@@ -1092,22 +1179,21 @@ Zone Asia/Dubai 3:41:12 - LMT 1920
4:00 - GST
# Uzbekistan
-# From Shanks (1995):
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Samarkand 4:27:12 - LMT 1924 May 2
4:00 - SAMT 1930 Jun 21 # Samarkand Time
5:00 - SAMT 1981 Apr 1
5:00 1:00 SAMST 1981 Oct 1
6:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00 # Tashkent Time
- 5:00 - TAST 1991 Sep 1 # independence
- 5:00 - UZT 1992
+ 5:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Sep 1 # independence
+ 5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1992
5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1993
5:00 - UZT
Zone Asia/Tashkent 4:37:12 - LMT 1924 May 2
5:00 - TAST 1930 Jun 21 # Tashkent Time
6:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Mar 31 2:00s
- 5:00 - TAST 1991 Sep 1 # independence
- 5:00 - UZT 1992
+ 5:00 RussiaAsia TAS%sT 1991 Sep 1 # independence
+ 5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1992
5:00 RussiaAsia UZ%sT 1993
5:00 - UZT
@@ -1115,7 +1201,7 @@ Zone Asia/Tashkent 4:37:12 - LMT 1924 May 2
# From Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com> (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 Shanks (1991):
+# From Shanks:
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Asia/Saigon 7:06:40 - LMT 1906 Jun 9
7:06:20 - SMT 1911 Mar 11 0:01 # Saigon MT?