[Translators-l] Tech News translators: dates in recurring items

Johan Jönsson jjonsson at wikimedia.org
Fri Jan 20 01:03:00 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Haytham Aly <haytham.hammam at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Johan,
> This idea is brilliant.
> My own concern for Arabic is that there are two major ways for displaying
> Gregorian month names; transliteration as well as the Assyrian names.
> Usually transliterated names suffice, but I prefer using both divided by a
> slash. This is due to differences in official use, since transliterated
> names are used in Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Gulf states; while
> Assyrian names are used in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Could
> this automation function render both or just the common transliterated month
> names? It would be a bonus to have both displayed, though only
> transliterated month names would suffice.

Hi Haytham,

Whereas I could be mistaken, I don't think there's a good way to
automate both, I'm afraid. At least not that I'm aware of.

//Johan Jönsson

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