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Re: [h-e-w] TZ in Win2k

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] TZ in Win2k
Date: 21 Jan 2003 20:59:03 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Bin Zhang <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks!  What I found is that Emacs I have to set TZ=HST+10 to make
> Emacs Calendar/diary happy, while html-helper-mode timestamp doesn't
> really care what I set TZ as.  My Windows setting is: GMT-10 Hawaii.
> Can someone tell me what's going on?

If your Windows setting means the control panel, then that is because
Windows uses a much more sensible way to display timezone information
than the traditional TZ variable. There, GMT-10 means 10 hours behind
GMT, whereas the TZ variable uses the opposite approach: HST+10.

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