Inconsistent RBNF Data?

Steven R. Loomis srl at
Tue Nov 8 17:16:56 CST 2016

So- can you reproduce the issue with ICU4C or ICU4J of a certain version? 

There’s an API to request the CLDR version.  In ICU4C you can use the ‘icuinfo’ app  or ulocdata_getCLDRVersion(), in J you can do ‘java –jar icu4j.jar’ or LocaleData.getCLDRVersion()

El 11/8/16 12:20 PM, "CLDR-Users en nombre de Cameron Dutro" <cldr-users-bounces at en nombre de cameron at> escribió:

Ah right, I forgot to mention the version of ICU. I'm using v57.1 which I thought was the version that corresponds to CLDR v29.

The source code is actually Ruby code (running on JRuby). You can see the code in question here.

Steven, it looks like that changeset was submitted 3 years ago, but isn't reflected in v29 or v30 of CLDR (but appears to have made it into ICU somehow).

Thanks for your help!


On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 11:27 AM, Steven R. Loomis <srl at> wrote:
It can be helpful give some ICU source code, and which version is being used.

But probably relevant is – perhaps you are comparing an ICU older than this commit?


El 11/8/16 10:43 AM, "CLDR-Users en nombre de Cameron Dutro" <cldr-users-bounces at en nombre de cameron at> escribió:

Hey everyone,

I'm running into a strange inconsistency between ICU's output and the data available in CLDR when formatting numbers using RBNF rules.

One specific example is the spellout-cardinal-feminine rule set in Spanish. In CLDR v30 and v29, the rule for 101 is "ciento" which is incorrect for the feminine case. ICU however formats feminine spellouts correctly by using "cienta."

Where in the world is ICU getting its data? Why does it appear as if ICU isn't actually using the currently available CLDR data?

Thanks for your help,

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