Bug#661760: locales: The month 'February' must be 'Februar' in the locale de_AT, not 'Feber'.
While the exotic form "Feber" does exist in parts of Austria and southern Germany, it is by no means the standard. Some old folks still know it exists, hardly anybody in Austria actually uses it. It must be "Februar".
This causes me pain, because date-formatting is heavily used in our publishing company. PostgreSQL relies on the system locale and I have to special case the month every time. I fix /usr/share/i18n/locales/de_AT locally and run locale-gen. But it won't stick. The file is overwritten with every locale update - and I do want those updates.
So, could this be fixed for good? Would be among the simplest bugfix ever:
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/6 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages locales depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 18.104.22.168 Debian configuration management sy
ii libc6 [glibc-2.11-1] 2.11.3-3 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
locales recommends no packages.
locales suggests no packages.
-- debconf information:
* locales/default_environment_locale: de_AT.UTF-8
* locales/locales_to_be_generated: de_AT.UTF-8 UTF-8, en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8