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#21139 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Month format in Publish box

Reported by: pavelevap Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.4
Component: I18N Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: administration Cc:

Description

New translatable month format was introduced in r19820.

Problems:

1) Month numbers are not localized. Czech does not use numbers with format 01, 02, etc. I can remove month numbers by "not translating" them, but it is not the best solution.

2) How should be strings "May_May_abbreviation" translated in the right way? I found that some languages uses for example "Kvě_Květen_abbreviation" translation and others only "Kvě". Translators are probably afraid of removing "_May_abbreviation" part because they do not want to broke anything even if there is preg_replace function following. I do not understand why there has to be the whole "May_May_abbreviation" original string? Also explanation for translators (three-letter abbreviation of the month) is not exact, because we can use 2 (better for Czech) or any other number of characters.

Change History (7)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

1) Month numbers are not localized. Czech does not use numbers with format 01, 02, etc.

What would be the solution here? I thought of number_format_i18n(), but it seems to remove leading zeroes for all languages.

2) How should be strings "May_May_abbreviation" translated in the right way?

This was a hack to make day and month abbreviations unique ([1518], [2232]). According to the comment (the last sentence was gone in [3676]), these strings should be translated to day and month initials/abbreviations, without the _*_abbreviation part.

Also explanation for translators (three-letter abbreviation of the month) is not exact, because we can use 2 (better for Czech) or any other number of characters.

It's probably just because most languages use 3 letters.
I guess it's fine to use 2-letter abbreviations if they make more sense, as long as the translated strings are still unique. In ru_RU, we use 2 letters for day abbreviations and 3 letters for months.

#2 @chriscct7
6 years ago

  • Focuses administration added
  • Keywords needs-patch dev-feedback ui-feedback added

#3 @ocean90
5 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch dev-feedback ui-feedback removed

The abbreviation hacks were removed in [34046].

@pavelevap: Is 1) still valid? Maybe related: #33579.

Last edited 5 years ago by ocean90 (previous) (diff)

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5 years ago

#5 @ocean90
5 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

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5 years ago

#7 @swissspidy
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

Closing as discussed in the weekly bug scrub due to lack of feedback and the mentioned changes above.

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