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Time zone item

A time zone item specifies an international time zone, indicated by a small set of letters. They are supported for backward compatibility reasons, but they are not recommended because they are ambiguous in practice: for example, the abbreviation `EST' has different meanings in Australia and the United States. Any included period is ignored. Military time zone designations use a single letter. Currently, only integral zone hours may be represented in a time zone item. See the previous section for a finer control over the time zone correction.

Here are many non-daylight-saving-time time zones, indexed by the zone hour value.

-1200
`Y' for militaries.
-1100
`X' for militaries.
-1000
`W' for militaries.
-0900
`V' for militaries.
-0800
`PST' for Pacific Standard, and `U' for militaries.
-0700
`MST' for Mountain Standard, and `T' for militaries.
-0600
`CST' for Central Standard, and `S' for militaries.
-0500
`EST' for Eastern Standard, and `R' for militaries.
-0400
`AST' for Atlantic Standard, and `Q' for militaries.
-0300
`P' for militaries.
-0200
`O' for militaries.
-0100
`N' for militaries.
+0000
`GMT' for Greenwich Mean, `UT' for Universal, `UTC' for Coordinated Universal, `WET' for Western European, and `Z' for ISO 8601 and militaries.
+0100
`A' for militaries, `CET' for Central European, `MET' for Midden Europesche Tijd (Dutch), and `MEZ' for Mittel-Europ@"aische Zeit (German).
+0200
`B' for militaries, and `EET' for Eastern European.
+0300
`C' for militaries.
+0400
`D' for militaries.
+0500
`E' for militaries.
+0600
`F' for militaries.
+0700
`G' for militaries.
+0800
`H' for militaries.
+0900
`I' for militaries, and `JST' for Japan Standard.
+1000
`GST' for Guam Standard, and `K' for militaries.
+1100
`L' for militaries.
+1200
`M' for militaries, and `NZST' for New Zealand Standard.

Here are many daylight-saving time (DST) time zones, indexed by the zone hour value. Also, by following a non-DST time zone by the string `DST' in a separate word (that is, separated by some whitespace), the corresponding DST time zone may be specified.

-0700
`PDT' for Pacific Daylight.
-0600
`MDT' for Mountain Daylight.
-0500
`CDT' for Central Daylight.
-0400
`EDT' for Eastern Daylight.
-0300
`ADT' for Atlantic Daylight.
+0100
`BST' for British Summer, and `WEST' for Western European Summer.
+0200
`CEST' for Central European Summer, `MEST' for Midden Europesche S. Tijd (Dutch), and `MESZ' for Mittel-Europ@"aische Sommerzeit (German).
+1300
`NZDT' for New Zealand Daylight.


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