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CLDR Ticket #7592(closed: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Update <calendarPreferenceData> for Islamic calendars, update coverage accordingly

Reported by: pedberg Owned by: pedberg
Component: other-supplemental Data Locale:
Phase: rc Review: yoshito
Weeks: Data Xpath:




Split out of cldrbug 7532:, which was just used to ensure that necessary data (such as month and era names) is available oat comprehensive level for all calendars. This is the remaining stuff:

  1. In <calendarPreferenceData>, add islamic & islamic-civil for more countries, at least all the ones in which at least 50% of the population is Muslim (see table below), including countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia.
  2. In <calendarPreferenceData>, for SA (Saudi Arabia), make islamic-umalqura the most preferred calendar (currently it is 3rd)
  3. Umm-alQura is also the preferred Islamic calendar in Persian Gulf countries bordering SA, so in <calendarPreferenceData>, insert islamic-umalqura before islamic for Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates
  4. In coverage, add Islamic to modern coverage for at least some of the countries added in #1, such as Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia (perhaps too late for 26)
    Data from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_by_country], based on
    ,C = islamic islamic-civil ...
    ,UQ^ = islamic islamic-umalqura ... (move umalqura first)
    ,C>UQ = islamic islamic-civil ... (add umalqura as first)
    All countries with >50% Muslim population, or
    for which CLDR already lists an islamic calendar
    %     islam cal
    Mslm   in ICU?  code,region
    ----   -------  -----------
    99.9    ,C      MA  Morocco
    99.8    ,C      AF  Afghanistan
    99.8    ,C      TN  Tunisia
    99.7    ,C      IR  Iran
    99.6    ,C      EH  Western Sahara
    99.2    ,C      MR  Mauritania
    99.0            TJ  Tajikistan
    99.0    ,C      YE  Yemen
    98.9    ,C      IQ  Iraq
    98.8    ,C      JO  Jordan
    98.8            YT  Mayotte
    98.6            SO  Somalia
    98.6            TR  Turkey
    98.4            AZ  Azerbaijan
    98.4            MV  Maldives
    98.3    ,C      KM  Comoros
    98.3            NE  Niger
    98.2    ,C      DZ  Algeria
    97.5    ,C      PS  Palestinian Territories
    97.1    ,UQ^    SA  Saudi Arabia
    97.0    ,C      DJ  Djibouti
    97.0    ,C      SD  Republic of Sudan
    96.6    ,C      LY  Libya
    96.5            UZ  Uzbekistan
    96.4            PK  Pakistan
    95.9            SN  Senegal
    95.3            GM  Gambia
    94.7    ,C      EG  Egypt
    93.3            TM  Turkmenistan
    92.8    ,C      SY  Syria
    92.4            ML  Mali
    91.7            XK  Kosovo
    90.4            BD  Bangladesh
    88.8            KG  Kyrgyzstan
    88.1            ID  Indonesia
    87.7    ,C      OM  Oman
    86.4    ,C>UQ   KW  Kuwait
    84.2            GN  Guinea
    82.1            AL  Albania
    81.2    ,C>UQ   BH  Bahrain
    77.5    ,C>UQ   QA  Qatar
    76.0    ,C>UQ   AE  United Arab Emirates
    71.5            SL  Sierra Leone
    61.4            MY  Malaysia
    59.7    ,C      LB  Lebanon
    58.9            BF  Burkina Faso
    56.4            KZ  Kazakhstan
    55.7    ,C      TD  Chad
    51.9            BN  Brunei
    36.5    ,C      ER  Eritrea
    17.7    ,C      IL  Israel


Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Priority changed from assess to major
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 26rc

General agreement to move Umm-al-Qura to top of list for a few countries, send out list for approval.

We can add islamic to the preferred list in current round if it has translations in the primary language, send list for approval.

For languages in which we need to add translations for islamic calendar, wait to add to preferred list until next version, split out a bug for that.

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

Regarding Umm-al-Qura usage outside of Saudi Arabia,

  • Per http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/islam/ummalqura.htm, Umm-al-Qura calendar "is also followed by several neighbouring states on the Arabian Peninsula such as Bahrain and Qatar."
  • Per http://www.qppstudio.net/publicholidays2014/bahrain.htm and equivalents for the the other countries listed below, "Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays, and public holidays for [Bahrain/Kuwait/Qatar/UAE and Oman/Yemen] were evaluated using the Umm-al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States." Note that Oman/Yemen, though bordering Saudi, are not actually on the Persian Gulf.
  • Apple localizers indicated that Umm-al-Qura was the preferred Islamic variant not only in Saudi Arabia, but also in Bahrain/Kuwait/Qatar/UAE.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing
  • Xref changed from 7532 to 7532, 7813
  • Review set to yoshito

move or add umalqura as most preferred islamic calendar variant for SA, AE BH KW QA

this does make the list a bit long for AE BH KW QA, should we drop one of the variants for those?

split the rest of this out into cldrbug 7813:

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by yoshito

  • Status changed from reviewing to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • Phase set to rc
  • Milestone changed from 26rc to 26

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