Bug#352600: /usr/share/i18n/locales/zh_TW: don't say "western years"
On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 05:19:51AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Package: locales
> Version: 2.3.5-8.1
> Severity: wishlist
> File: /usr/share/i18n/locales/zh_TW
> Of zh_CN zh_HK zh_SG zh_TW, zh_TW is the only one to use
> "<U897F><U5143>" (xi1yuan2 "western year system").
> I'd would say dump it. If one wants to use ROC years, have them
> specially mark that instead. No need for "A.D.", gong1yuan2, etc.
According to localedata/ChangeLog, these characters have been requested
by Tung-Han Hsieh, see
It is thus very unlikely that upstream will revert it without their
consent. Can you please discuss with people listed as maintainers of
this locale file, and ask them to submit changes to upstream Bugzilla?