R

ecently, I have been playing around with some code from the Olson Time Zone Database and OpenID. The biggest problem I have found is that the Olson Time Zone Database doesn’t provide a Windows Standard Format Conversion in their database — so I set about doing this myself. I am by no means guaranteeing that this is 100% perfect — hence the reason I am releasing it on the web for all to assist in improving it. Basically, it converts the Olson Time Zone Database to the Windows Standard Format Time Zone for easy use with OpenID and websites. The *.xlsx and *.xls are available by clicking on each.

Olson-to-Windows.xlsx — Here (73KB)
Olson-to-Windows.xls — Here (192KB)

It’s taken a bit of Time (*pardon the pun*) — but I have come up with a pretty complete offering that I am publishing under an ISC Licence.

The detail of such a license are available in the file and below. Basically, your free to do with it as you want — although I would hope that any modifications, improvements and the like you make — you can send back to me so I can update this post for the benefit of everyone else.

Copyright © 2008–2078(s), Tim Davis, tim (at) timdavis.com — ISC Licence

Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any
purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
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Sep 3, 2008
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