[Datetime-SIG] DST explained visually

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 23:21:37 CEST 2015

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 5:04 PM, ISAAC J SCHWABACHER <ischwabacher at wisc.edu>

> >  [2]:
> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sommerzeit#Offizielle_Regelung_der_Zeitumstellung
> My favorite part of that Wikipedia article is this sentence:
> "Sie darf nicht verwechselt werden mit der international üblichen
> Abkürzung der Zeitzonen, nach der 2 Uhr MESZ als 0200B und 2 Uhr MEZ als
> 0200A bezeichnet werden."
> Which is to say (IIUC) that the international standard is that the first
> occurrence is B and the second is A, exactly the opposite of the German
> system. O Weh!

I think they just caution you not to confuse the "A" and "B" times with the
(military) letter zones A through Z.  The fold disambiguation seems to be
in the natural A first, then B order.
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