From: Roozbeh Pournader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 13 2003 - 07:22:46 EST
On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 paul@sustainableGIS.com wrote:
> > Do you mean the Persian calendar (as used in Iran and Afghanistan, also
> > known as the solar Islamic calendar or "Hejri-e Shamsi"), or a Gregorian
> the Persian one.
Some C code is available with an LGPL license at:
You can easily port it to Java if you only need the conversion to and from
Gregorian. But if you need a complete class that's inherited from a proper
calendar class, I don't know of any. I'm working on one for ICU in my free
time, but I don't have any release date.
On the same topic:
* The above code is not the official leap year algorithm used in Iran,
but it is as close as we can get for the moment. Some parts of the
official algorithm used in Iran is private and is only known to the
calendar authorities. We are working on finding and releasing that to
the public (but I guess you needn't worry, as the first date that may
make a difference, is some date in 2057).
* The official leap year algorithm used in Afghanistan is different and
very simple: first day of every Persian year is March 21, so the leap
years are synchronized to the Gregorian ones to some degree. Thus, there
are sometimes a one-day difference between the Iranian calendar and the
Afghan calendar. That may get changed in a short while, as there are
plans for an official synchronized Persian calendar of Iran and
Afghanistan that doesn't depend on a geographic base of a certain
latitude and longitude.
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