I'm trying to fgure out if anyone knows if Java provides time zone abbreviations (specifically) internationalized. We have a third party library that we are using to retrieve the abbreviated time zone display for the current locale (France). We get the correct time zone returned, "CEST" (Central European Summer Time), but as I understand it "CEST" is the english translation of that time zone and the French version is "HAEC" which stands for "heure d'été d'Europe centrale".
After debugging through that library it appears its just getting the Time Zone display from Java's rt.jar. After looking inside there at the TimeZoneNames_fr.java this is what I am seeing (keep in mind some of this is speculation)