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Re: Incorrect days of the week in ru_UA locale

I think we should use lowercase that is what we do with manuyothe european locales
and it is the culturally correct form


On Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 12:48:20AM +0200, Rafal Luzynski wrote:
> 27.09.2019 17:24 Mikhail Gribanov <> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi, sorry if I wrote the wrong way, I did not find who to contact to
> > fix this problem.
> Bugzilla [1] seems to be the best place but here it is equally good.
> After all, your voice is being heard.
> > Preamble: Many linux distributions use the wrong day of the week in
> > ru_UA locale and close my bug reports because of "out of scope". After
> > some searching I managed to find out that localization is taken from
> > glibc. I hope you can help me (or send to the right place).
> Correct.
> > Problem: In ru_UA locale for days of the week the abbreviation with
> > three letters is used, which is incorrect: "??????", "??????", "??????"...
> > 
> > Solution/Fix: Use two-letter abbreviations:"????", "????", "????", "????",
> > "????", "????", "????". You can also just copy days of the week from ru_RU
> > locale where are they represented correctly.
> > 
> > Thank you for your time.
> Thank you for spotting a reporting the problem.
> Indeed, ru_RU provides two-letter abbreviations as you quoted
> while CLDR [2] provides the same but says they should start with
> lowercase letters.  But the lowercase/uppercase issue is always
> controversial in the languages where names of weekdays and months
> do not start with an uppercase letter by default and no solution
> is perfect so I assume that it's better to leave it uppercase,
> as it is now.
> When you said "copy days of the week from ru_RU" probably you meant
> literally copy and paste, but given that there are almost no differences
> in LC_TIME between ru_RU and ru_UA we can also use ???copy "ru_RU"???
> in LC_TIME in ru_UA.  Please note that it is impossible to copy part
> of the section and impossible to modify it, either copy whole section
> as it is or keep two separate copies.
> There is only one other difference between ru_RU and ru_UK:
> in ru_RU ab_alt_mon (abbreviated month names in nominative case)
> begin with a lowercase letter while in ru_UK they begin with an
> uppercase.  Is it OK to unify them?  Uppercase looks better for me
> in this case, OK to make it uppercase, that is copy ab_alt_mon
> from ru_UK to ru_RU?
> If you are curious where to see ab_alt_mon in real applications
> the answer is: in calendar headers (if they are abbreviated).
> Never in full date formats.
> Regards,
> Rafal
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