JDK-4133349 : There are no TimeZone IDs for London or Paris (BST WET)
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util:i18n
  • Affected Version: 1.1.6
  • Priority: P1
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: solaris_2.5.1
  • CPU: sparc
  • Submitted: 1998-04-29
  • Updated: 1998-05-07
  • Resolved: 1998-05-07
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Description
There are no TimeZone IDs for London or Paris (BST, WET).
There need to be two SimpleTimeZones that reflect
the Unix "GB"/"GB-Eire" and "WET" TZ settings.

Here is the time now:

% env TZ=GMT date
Wed Apr 29 01:20:15 GMT 1998
% env TZ=WET date
Wed Apr 29 02:20:23 WET DST 1998
% env TZ=GB date
Wed Apr 29 02:20:28 BST 1998


But look at what TimeZones are available:

[...]
BET (Apr 28 22:20 GMT-03:00) -180 minutes (-3 hours).   USES DAYLIGHT  IN STANDARD
CAT (Apr 29 24:20 GMT-01:00) -60 minutes (-1 hours).   USES STANDARD ALWAYS
GMT (Apr 29 01:20 Greenwich Mean Time) 0 minutes (0 hours).   USES STANDARD ALWAYS
UTC (Apr 29 01:20 GMT+00:00) 0 minutes (0 hours).   USES STANDARD ALWAYS
ECT (Apr 29 03:20 Central European Daylight Time) 120 minutes (2 hours).   USES DAYLIGHT  IN DAYLIGHT
EET (Apr 29 04:20 GMT+03:00) 180 minutes (3 hours).   USES DAYLIGHT  IN DAYLIGHT
[...]

There are no TimeZones (even strangly named ones) that reflect
the correct behavior.

Comments
SUGGESTED FIX Need "GBT" or something that follows Unix "GB-Eire" time zone rules. Need "WET" TimeZone that follows the Unix "WET" time zone rules.
2004-06-11

EVALUATION kathleen.wilson@eng 1998-05-07 This bug is fixed by the fix for bug #4028006. Although the two bugs are reporting problems with different time zones, they are both fixed by the same code change.
1998-05-07