> > This reminds me of one pet peeve of mine: you can spot
> i18n/10n piece of
> > software written
> > by an English *) speaker pretty quick by checking whether
> the names of
> > weekdays/months/languages are Capitalized... saying
> > "Maanantai/Tammikuu/Suomi" is very wrong, it should be
> > "maanantai/january/suomi" (Monday/January/Finnish).
> Do you mean that when one writes the dates in Finnish, it should use
> "january"? ;-) Does it apply for the other months too?
Oops. Too much blood in my caffeine stream, or something. "tammikuu", that
All month names, and weekdays, and language names are in lowercase. Now
"kesäkuu", or "summer month".
> So in other words, are we on "16 june 2000" in Finland?
It's worse than that, the month name must be inflected...but luckily the
inflection is really simple, just a prefix: "16. kesäkuuta 2000", or in
"16.6.2000". Note the ".", none of that st/nd/rd/th mess.
-- Jarkko Hietaniemi <email@example.com>
> -----Original Message----- > From: EXT Antoine Leca [mailto:Antoine.Leca@renault.fr] > Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 11:06 AM > To: Unicode List > Cc: Unicode List > Subject: Re: Linguistic precedence > > > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > > > > > *) or a German, Nederlande, Afrikaans, Catalan, Cymraeg, > Gaeilge, or Latine > > I would be surprised if a Catalan (or any Romance language) > have it wrong. > If it is, there is a fair chance that s/he is so contaminated > by English > that s/he believes one have to write "Dilluns/Gener/Català" (I know of > such persons; I am not taking them as reference for > linguistic issues, though). > > And I do not know of any person whose mothertongue is Latin. > > > Antoine >
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