Talk:Coordinated Universal Time

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Map issue?[edit]

I removed this comment from the lead section of the entry, but I am not a subject matter expert and I don't know how to address it.

"World map shown is incorrect as part of Indian territory is wrongly shown in Pakistan colours."

Thanks. Larry Hockett (Talk) 05:14, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Actually, now I see this is apparently a known issue here: File talk:Standard World Time Zones.png. Larry Hockett (Talk) 05:17, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

UTC vs UT1[edit]

This pages says: "UTC ... which is officially known as UT1" and on Leap Second Page: "difference between the UTC and UT1 readings will never exceed 0.9 seconds" These are incomparable statements or maybe I'm missing something. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:28, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

The article was vandalized. I have reverted to a version before the recent spate of vandalism. Jc3s5h (talk) 19:29, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Kill sub-section on "Daylight saving time" ?[edit]

The sub-section on DST (which should hyphenate daylight-saving) seems entirely irrelevant and misplaced. At best one might mention DST, in the preceding sub-section's discussion of time-zones and how they are expressed relative to UTC: it's something UTC doesn't do; and the examples of other zones expressed in terms of UTC can mention how DST affects a zone's offset from UTC. It does not warrant a section of its own, on this page. (talk) Eddy

Universel Temps Cordonne?[edit]

French speaker or Canada French Speaker here? Canadians and French please understand the actual acronym of UTC. (talk) 00:24, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

"UTC" is not an acronym. If it were a French acronym, it would be "Temps Universel Coordonne" (TUC). If it were an English acronym, it would be "Coordinated Universal Time" (CUT). The term UTC is a compromise - the bodies that established the nomenclature were dominated by French and British interests. The ITU in particular is a body composed of national delegates whose priorities are essentially diplomatic. So UTC doesn't stand for anything. See the section headed "Etymology". MrDemeanour (talk) 12:37, 6 May 2019 (UTC)