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CLDR Ticket #8385(closed: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Arabic timeSeparator for "arab" digits should be colon, not Arabic comma

Reported by: pedberg Owned by: pedberg
Component: other Data Locale: ar
Phase: dsub Review: mark
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ticket:4254

Description

Per cldrbug 4254: we added structure so that the time separator could depend on the number system being used for time digits, and added data so that in locale "ar", for number system "arab", the timeSeparator value is '،' (U+060C ARABIC COMMA). This appeared in CLDR 26 / ICU 54.

We have gotten feedback on this from our Arabic testers and users: "comma was used in old text books, but never in electronic format." In computer & mobile device usage, the expected formats use colon.

I suggest leaving the structure in place but changing the ar/arab timeSeparator value to ':' COLON.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by markus

  • type set to data

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Priority changed from assess to major
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 28

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

Here are the values of <timeSeparator> other than COLON or FULL STOP:

common/main/ar.xml:
  <symbols numberSystem="arab">
    <timeSeparator draft="contributed">،</timeSeparator>
    # using 060C ARABIC COMMA
common/main/pa.xml:
  <symbols numberSystem="arabext">
    <timeSeparator draft="contributed">٫</timeSeparator>
    # using 066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR
common/main/root.xml:
  <symbols numberSystem="arab">
    <timeSeparator>٫</timeSeparator>
    # using 066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR
  <symbols numberSystem="arabext">
    <timeSeparator>٫</timeSeparator>
    # using 066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR
common/main/uz.xml:
  <symbols numberSystem="arabext">
    <timeSeparator draft="contributed">٫</timeSeparator>
    # using 066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR

The feedback I received was only concerning time separator for "arab" digits, not for "arabext" digits. so I propose that under this ticket I only change the values for "arab" digits in root.xml and ar.xml, and leave timeSeparator as 066B ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR for "arabext" in root, pa, uz. That can be changed in Survey Tool for pa, uz if desired.

Last edited 4 years ago by pedberg (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by pedberg

  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing
  • Review set to mark

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by mark

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

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by mark

  • Component changed from main to other
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