taw at users
Sep 11, 2002, 6:43 AM
Post #8 of 11
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 11:10:53PM -0800, Brion VIBBER wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> >On Sat, Sep 07, 2002 at 03:22:56PM +0200, Kurt Jansson wrote:
> >>Whould it be too Germany-centristic to have the time field set to +2
> >>(and +1 in Winter) by default (only in the de.wikipedia of course)? And
> >>also for not logged-in users?
> >>I guess more than 90% of the German language Wikipedia contributors are
> >>from Germany, Austria or Swiss.
> >Could you also do it for Polish Wikipedia ? (the same timezone)
> I don't see why not... is there summer time/daylight savings to deal
> with, or is it just a straight UTC+1?
There is summer and winter time, and that's why server must deal with
it, as you can1't expect everyone to fix their preferences every few
Most of Europe is +1/+2, even parts where this doesn't make much
sense (but compatibility is more important).
Afair only Portugal, UK, Ireland (+0/+1) on the West and Finland and former
USSR republics (+2/+3) on the East use different time than that.