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Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Bots and gadgets/Give gadgets the option to read current timezone used on wiki/Proposal/en

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  • Problem: Many wiki's use other timezones than UTC, some of them even alternate with daylight saving time (DST). As a result, some gadgets that use the current time on the wiki (Twinkle for example) have to be modified when ported to another wiki. Also, JavaScript does not have a nice solution to detect when a wiki goes in to DST. (An example is nlwiki switching between CET and CEST).
  • Proposed solution: Create a JavaScript variable (eg. mw.currenttimezone) with the time difference from UTC as its value.
  • Who would benefit: All wiki's that do not use UTC as their timezone.
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  • Proposer: Bas dehaan (talk) 21:15, 22 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]