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Re: Handling Japanese new era "令和 (Reiwa)"

On 09/04/2019 02:18, Hideki Yamane wrote:

 I've noticed that Japan renews its era from 平成 (Heisei) to 令和 (Reiwa)
 (U+32FF) at 1st May and it's necessary to update some packages to deal
 with it. 

 > To Release Managers
 How do we handle with it for buster? (and stretch?)

 > Folks
 Some packages list to be updated as far as I know
 Please let me know if you've noticed more

  - unicode-data [2]

[1] https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22964
    (debian)$ LC_ALL=ja_JP.utf8 date +%EY -d 20190501
    (fedora)$ LC_ALL=ja_JP.utf8 date +%EY -d 20190501
[2] Unicode 12.1 contains "令和"

unicode-data in Buster is currently at 11.0.0; there being a major release upstream 12.0.0 just after Buster freeze.

I've uploaded 12.0.0 to unstable; 12.1 is not officially released yet. unicode-data itself is small and easy to validate, but the following packages will need to be rebuilt as they build-depend on unicode-data (and typically hard-code the tables internally):

  • ibus
  • node-unicode-tr51
  • julia
  • node-unicode-property-aliases
  • node-unicode-property-value-aliases
  • cyrus-imapd
  • libxmlada
  • courier-unicode
  • node-unicode-property-aliases-ecmascript
  • wine
  • slang2
  • re2
  • fntsample
  • console-data
  • wine-development
  • utf8proc
  • node-unicode-property-value-aliases-ecmascript
  • gucharmap
  • node-unicode-data
  • fonttools
  • wcwidth
  • jing-trang


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