Bug 85954 - Improve Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) locale data
Summary: Improve Simplified Chinese (zh-CN) locale data
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Localization (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Kevin Suo
Whiteboard: target:4.4.0
Depends on:
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:
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



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


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:

(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":


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:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.