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CLDR Ticket #7814(closed: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

da: date formats very inconsistent with source

Reported by: fredrik Owned by: fredrik
Component: other Data Locale: da
Phase: rc Review: pedberg
Weeks: Data Xpath:
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ticket:7778

ticket:7817

ticket:7657

Description

Split off from cldrbug 7778 where I noticed that da actually has some issues compared to source and other languages:

CodeUSDanishNorwegianSwedish
fullEEEE, MMMM d, yEEEE 'den' d. MMMM yEEEE d. MMMM yEEEE d MMMM y
longMMMM d, yd. MMM yd. MMMM yd MMMM y
mediumMMM d, ydd/MM/yd. MMM yd MMM y
shortM/d/yydd/MM/yydd.MM.yy-MM-dd

For Danish, I noted the following:

The long format uses MMM (sep.), whereas English uses MMMM (september). Curious why the short form is used for Danish? It looks like Google wanted the long form (d. MMMM y), but it didn't go through since the short form is the legacy value.'

The medium format for Danish is completely numeric, using MM (09), in contrast to English and the others that uses the abbreviated form (sep.). Again, Google voted to change it to resemble the US format (d. MMM y) but it didn't go through.

The short format becomes a version of the medium format, with the only difference that it's forcing a two-digit year. (It's very possible that the short format became two-digit because that's what English is using, but this is not necessary to follow.)

Our Danish vetter is on vacation right now and couldn't answer these questions. Our other Danish native speaker sees no problem with accepting Google's suggested changes per se, but contends that the short format should use the two-digit year as it's more common.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Xref changed from 7778 to 7778 7817

Split the MMM issue for long date format into cldrbug 7817: will do right away

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

  • Owner changed from anybody to fredrik
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 27dsub

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • Phase set to dsub
  • Milestone changed from 27dsub to 27

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

  • Xref changed from 7778 7817 to 7778 7817 7657

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by emmons

  • Phase changed from dsub to rc

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by fredrik

  • Status changed from assigned to reviewing
  • Review set to pedberg

Consulted with our inhouse linguist and got confirmation for remaining changes.

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

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

comment:8 Changed 3 months ago by mark

  • Component changed from main to other
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