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# tz@iana.org for general use in the future). For more, please see
# the file CONTRIBUTING in the tz distribution.
-# From Paul Eggert (2017-02-20):
+# From Paul Eggert (2017-04-09):
#
# Unless otherwise specified, the source for data through 1990 is:
# Thomas G. Shanks and Rique Pottenger, The International Atlas (6th edition),
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@
# cannot now come up with solid citations.
#
# I invented the following abbreviations; corrections are welcome!
-# +02 WAST West Africa Summer Time
+# +02 WAST West Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# +03 CAST Central Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# +03 SAST South Africa Summer Time (no longer used)
# +03 EAT East Africa Time
@@ -967,6 +967,10 @@ Link Africa/Maputo Africa/Lusaka # Zambia
# commence at OOhOO on Monday 21 March 1994 and shall end at 02h00 on
# Sunday 4 September 1994.
+# From Michael Deckers (2017-04-06):
+# ... both summer and winter time are called "standard"
+# (which differs from the use in Ireland) ...
+
# From Petronella Sibeene (2007-03-30):
# http://allafrica.com/stories/200703300178.html
# While the entire country changes its time, Katima Mulilo and other
@@ -992,19 +996,42 @@ Link Africa/Maputo Africa/Lusaka # Zambia
# the same time they would normally start DST, the first Sunday in September:
# https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/namibia-new-time-zone.html
+# From Paul Eggert (2017-04-09):
+# Before the change, summer and winter time were both standard time legally.
+# However in common parlance, winter time was considered to be DST. See, e.g.:
+# http://www.nbc.na/news/namibias-winter-time-could-be-scrapped.2706
+# https://zone.my.na/news/times-are-changing-in-namibia
+# https://www.newera.com.na/2017/02/23/namibias-winter-time-might-be-repealed/
+# Use plain "WAT" and "CAT" for the time zone abbreviations, to be compatible
+# with Namibia's neighbors.
+
# RULE NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
-Rule Namibia 1994 only - Mar 21 0:00 0 -
-Rule Namibia 1994 2016 - Sep Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 S
-Rule Namibia 1995 2017 - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 0 -
+# Vanguard section, for zic and other parsers that support negative DST.
+Rule Namibia 1994 only - Mar 21 0:00 -1:00 WAT
+Rule Namibia 1994 2017 - Sep Sun>=1 2:00 0 CAT
+Rule Namibia 1995 2017 - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 -1:00 WAT
+# Rearguard section, for parsers that do not support negative DST.
+#Rule Namibia 1994 only - Mar 21 0:00 0 WAT
+#Rule Namibia 1994 2017 - Sep Sun>=1 2:00 1:00 CAT
+#Rule Namibia 1995 2017 - Apr Sun>=1 2:00 0 WAT
+# End of rearguard section.
+
# Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
Zone Africa/Windhoek 1:08:24 - LMT 1892 Feb 8
1:30 - +0130 1903 Mar
2:00 - SAST 1942 Sep 20 2:00
2:00 1:00 SAST 1943 Mar 21 2:00
2:00 - SAST 1990 Mar 21 # independence
- 2:00 - CAT 1994 Mar 21 0:00
- 1:00 Namibia WA%sT 2017 Sep 3 2:00
- 2:00 - CAT
+# Vanguard section, for zic and other parsers that support negative DST.
+ 2:00 Namibia %s
+# Rearguard section, for parsers that do not support negative DST.
+# 2:00 - CAT 1994 Mar 21 0:00
+# From Paul Eggert (2017-04-07):
+# The official date of the 2017 rule change was 2017-10-24. See:
+# http://www.lac.org.na/laws/annoSTAT/Namibian%20Time%20Act%209%20of%202017.pdf
+# 1:00 Namibia %s 2017 Oct 24
+# 2:00 - CAT
+# End of rearguard section.
# Niger
# See Africa/Lagos.