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Re: [RFC][PATCH] NEWS: List the languages which use the alternative months.
- From: Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Rafal Luzynski <digitalfreak at lingonborough dot com>, libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:45:27 -0800
- Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] NEWS: List the languages which use the alternative months.
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On 01/31/2018 04:52 PM, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
> [BZ #10871]
> NEWS: List the languages which actually use the alternative
> months feature in this release. Also explain that "alt_mon" and
> "ab_alt_mon" are optional.
> NEWS | 10 +++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
> index 6f3b9b0..b1c06f1 100644
> --- a/NEWS
> +++ b/NEWS
> @@ -88,7 +88,15 @@ Major new features:
> In a locale definition file, use "alt_mon" and "ab_alt_mon" to
> define the strings for %OB and %Ob, respectively; these have the
> - same syntax as "mon" and "ab_mon".
> + same syntax as "mon" and "abmon". These arrays are optional; if they
> + are not provided then they have the same content as "mon" and "abmon",
> + respectively.
> + This feature produces any visible changes only in the locales which
> + provide actual data for "alt_mon" and/or "ab_alt_mon". In this
> + release the locale data for the following languages have alternative
> + month names actually provided: Belarusian, Croatian, Greek,
> + Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.
These features are provided for locales which define "alt_mon" and/or
"ab_alt_mon" in their locale source data. This release includes such
alternative month name data for the following languages: Belarusian,
Croatian, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.
> This feature is currently a GNU extension, but it is expected to
> be added to the next revision of POSIX, and it is also already