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Bug 85954 - Improve Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) locale data
Summary: Improve Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) locale data
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.4.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Kevin Suo
URL:
Whiteboard: target:4.4.0
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Blocks: CJK
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Reported: 2014-11-06 09:15 UTC by Kevin Suo
Modified: 2014-11-06 15:34 UTC (History)
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Description Kevin Suo 2014-11-06 09:15:18 UTC
A few entries in:
i18npool/source/localedata/data/zh_CN.xml
need to be improved to better fit the Simplified Chinese language.

1. The default date separater

The default date separater should be "/" rather than the full-width  "/".
This is fixed in bug 84087.

2. Date format

[YYYY"年"MMMD"日"] and [YYYY "年" MMM D "日"] are not useful at all.
I suggest changing these two to [YYYY.MM.DD] and [YY.MM.DD]. (For example, many Chinese people uses "2014.11.06" or "14.11.06" format)

3. Months

Below:

 <DefaultAbbrvName>一月</DefaultAbbrvName>
 <DefaultFullName>一月</DefaultFullName>
 ...

One is abbreviation form, and the other one is full name. It's better to change the abbreviation form to "1月", "2月"....

4. TRUE/FALSE

TRUE/FALSE are logical values, they'd better not be translated.

5. Quarter Abbreviation

"2014年1季" (which means 2014 Q1) is not good Chinese wording. We'd better use "Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4" for the abbreviations.
Comment 1 Kevin Suo 2014-11-06 09:16:33 UTC
I'll assign this to myself, and make a patch later.
Comment 2 Kevin Suo 2014-11-06 10:08:04 UTC
Patch pending review for master:
https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/12284/

(This is my first patch sending from git :-)

I am not planing to backport this to previous branches.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-11-06 11:00:41 UTC
Congrats Kevin on your first patch.
Comment 4 Kevin Suo 2014-11-06 13:11:26 UTC
(In reply to Kevin Suo from comment #0)
> 1. The default date separater
> The default date separater should be "/" rather than the full-width  "/".
> This is fixed in bug 84087.

Sorry, I mean bug 84961.
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2014-11-06 15:29:34 UTC
Kevin Suo committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=4bbdeaab0bdb22c0f274fc7679f5a3db3dd90a20

fdo#85954: Improvements to Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) locale data

It will be available in 4.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.