Time zone translations (TIMEZONES file)

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Sat Dec 6 17:37:26 GMT 2008

Anne-Marie has raised an issue with the lack of translations of time zone 
comments (displayed by KTimeZoneWidget - right click on the clock applet to 
see it). Time zone names (continent and location) are translated via the 
kdebase/runtime/kcontrol/locale/TIMEZONES file, but this file doesn't include 
the time zone comments from zone.tab, and the widget therefore shows them 

Judging by the small number of updates to the TIMEZONES file over the years, 
it looks as if it must be manually generated somebody notices that zone.tab 
has changed.

Can one of the updaters say, how is it generated? And is there any reason not 
to include comment fields in it? It seems to me that it would be a good idea 
to include a little README in SVN to say how this is done, and listing or 
pointing to a script to generate it.

David Jarvie.
KAlarm author and maintainer.

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