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Old 02-21-2014, 06:01 AM   #1
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Lightbulb How to add non-Standard Time Zones to Clock?

I have just installed Deepin2013 on my ASUS EEE 1000H and like what I have seen so far.

There are a few oddities but one in particular is rather easy to fix in the making, probably quite a bit harder for me to fix.

When changing the Time in the Clock module you can bring down a list of Time Zones. Unfortunately the list is not complete and there are a number of non-Standard Time Zones out there.

This list is from
Marquesas Islands UTC - 9:30 hours
Venezuela UTC - 4:30 hours
Newfoundland UTC - 3:30 hours
Iran UTC + 3:30 hours
Afghanistan UTC + 4:30 hours
India UTC + 5:30 hours
Nepal UTC + 5:45 hours
Cocos Islands UTC + 6:30 hours
Myanmar UTC + 6:30 hours
Adelaide, Darwin, Australia UTC + 9:30 hours
Lord Howe Island, Australia UTC + 10:30 hours
Norfolk Island, Australia UTC + 11:30 hours
Chatham Island, New Zealand UTC + 12:45 hours

So, I would think that most Linux distros have the full range in their setups, somehow Deepin didn't get that detailed list.

Is there any simple way that I can lock in my local time, Australian Central Standard Time?
Can this additional information please be included in the next available update?

Last edited by ilox; 02-21-2014 at 06:14 AM. Reason: corrections to places
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Here is the list of time zones in the tz database and Australia/Adelaide is listed. Check to see if it is in your /usr/share/zoneinfo directory.
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Thanks for the response Michael. I found that folder and can confirm there are files named Australia and India there. I have no idea how to make them part of the drop down list though.

What I can also confirm is that during an Installation or when adjusting the Clock, the list of time zones only includes those places whose Zone is on the hour. No mention is made of the other non-standard zones.

Now I admit that South Australia and Northern Territory and some of the Pacific Islands might be relatively low on the radar but to miss out on India? Iran? Afghanistan?

So, how can these non-standard places be included in the available option.


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