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Re: translating dates and times on Debian web pages

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 12:46:58PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > Changes by:	jordi	02/05/04 16:51:06
> > Modified files:
> > 	english/template/debian: ctime.wml 
> > Log message:
> > 	Fix a few long-standing itches.
> The "ctime" WML template (full path name is shown above) defines how a date
> is displayed in your language. The default date formats will work for
> English, but not likely for other languages.
> In order to modify this file, you need basic knowledge of Perl data
> structures and C format strings, however, you can get by by simply
> copying+pasting stuff, and testing with "make" :)

Well, our (Catalan) problem was capitalized stuff where it shouldn't be
(days of week, months..) and a missplaced fullstop in the modification
date string. I still have one problem with it, though:

In Spanish and Catalan, to say "15 of May" you say "15 de maig".
Additionally, in Catalan, if the word after "de" starts with vowel, it
should be contracted (15 d'abril). I'm not sure, but maybe other
supported languages like Italian could benefit of that. Any help to fix
that grammar would be nice.

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