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CLDR Ticket #8944(closed spec: fixed)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

Restructure Date_Field_Symbol_Table

Reported by: mark Owned by: pedberg
Component: datetime Data Locale:
Phase: spec-beta Review: mark
Weeks: Data Xpath:
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ticket:10118

Description (last modified by mark) (diff)

http://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/specs/ldml/tr35-dates.html#Date_Field_Symbol_Table

The table has gotten huge and unwieldy, hard to navigate. Also, the simplest way for people to find, eg, 'MMMM' is to search, but that is not actually in the table. The table also doesn't take account of the commonality of widths among text and numeric field.

I suggest we reorganize to

  • describe at the top the standard width variations
  • change the No. column to have the sequences, not the numbers.
  • use a combined description for all the widths.
  • make the Field + Description be full width

So the columns would be something like the following. Hard to show without the real structure, and need to play around with it to get the optimal structure.

periodThe periods of a day<this row is shaded>
AM/PM <Description (spanning 4 rows)>
a,aa,aaa12 am
aaaa12 am
aaaaa12a
midnight/am/noon/pm <Description (spanning 4 rows)>
b,bb,bbbb12 mid.
aaaa12 midnight
aaaaa12md

Have it look more like http://userguide.icu-project.org/formatparse/datetime#TOC-Date-Time-Format-Syntax

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mark

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by pedberg

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Component changed from unknown to datetime
  • Phase changed from dsub to final
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 29
  • Owner changed from anybody to pedberg
  • Type changed from unknown to spec

comment:3 Changed 18 months ago by pedberg

  • Milestone changed from 29 to 30

Out of time for this one in CLDR 29, it is no worse than it has been, and the work is significant; moving to 30

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by pedberg

  • Milestone changed from 30 to 31

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by pedberg

  • Phase changed from final to spec-beta
  • Priority changed from assess to major

comment:6 Changed 5 months ago by pedberg

  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing
  • Xref set to 10118
  • Review set to mark

The text of section 8, and the Date field symbol Table except for the hour section, are done:
http://unicode.org/repos/cldr/trunk/specs/ldml/tr35-dates.html#Date_Format_Patterns

The hour section is now being handled under cldrbug 10118:

Last edited 5 months ago by pedberg (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 5 months ago by mark

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