Month as a Roman numeral ? Out of bounds?
Mark Davis ☕️
mark at macchiato.com
Thu May 14 22:35:36 CDT 2015
Some languages already use this as standard, for the abbreviated form. We
just list the explicit values.
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On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Patrick Andries <
patrick.andries at xcential.com> wrote:
> In Europe, months are sometimes specified as Roman Numerals.
> See today's photograph of a NATO Summit in Antalya (Turkey) :
> Or this bus schedule in Bavaria (in the upper left corner : «Fallen der
> 24.XII. und 31.XII. auf Werktage» etc.)
> This is actually how I learned to write dates at school.
> I'm not convinced whether this is something CLDR should deal with, it may
> actually be out of bounds.
> But how could one make this formatting easily available to localizers if
> they prefer months to be displayed in this way? Try to convince each of the
> pattern letter ('r'/'R' ?) for month as a roman numeral? How much does what
> the CLDR provide influence what the programming languages could implement
> later on? In other words, if a new symbol is added to <
> http://cldr.unicode.org/translation/date-time>, is there a better chance
> that programming langages will present users with the libraries/functions
> to use such symbol?
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