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timezone_name_from_abbr() not recognizing correctly


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Basically my website is worldwide and I need to be able to detect users' time zones and display accurate times. I have this really neat script which used to work flawlessly well until now. It needs a timezone offset which I fetch with javascript and pass through a cookie.

if(!empty($_COOKIE['tz']) && $_COOKIE['tz']>=-12 && $_COOKIE['tz']<=13){
$offset = $_COOKIE['tz'];
$tz = timezone_name_from_abbr(null, $offset * 3600, true);
if($tz === false) $tz = timezone_name_from_abbr(null, $offset * 3600, false);

The problem is that currently the timezone I'm testing in is Europe/Helsinki, which is UTC+2 (without daylight savings), but for some reason timezone_name_from_abbr() decides 2*3600 is Europe/Paris. I'm really bad with dates and time zones, I desperately need help, please!

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