Bug 2555 - locale data for de_DE is outdated
locale data for de_DE is outdated
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-05-05 00:38 EDT by tim.landscheidt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-28 21:05:34 EDT
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Description tim.landscheidt 1999-05-05 00:38:27 EDT
/usr/share/i18n/locales/de_DE is pretty outdated - it still
has the old German date format ("DD.MM.YYYY"). GNU's
glibc-localedata-2.0.6.tar.gz seems to have it right since
at least 1997-12-28. Pristine sources? :-)

Easy solution: Edit de_DE and re-run localedef. But the
right way (TM) should of course be modifying the .src.rpm.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 02:09:59 EDT
I am told by the glibc maintainers that there has not been any
official decision on this, so the format glibc uses is still the
active one.
Comment 2 tim.landscheidt 1999-07-28 20:52:59 EDT
In localedata/locales/de_DE (timestamped: 1997-03-05) from
(timestamped: 1997-12-29), line #2200 says:

| d_fmt   "<%><Y><-><%><m><-><%><d>"

That seems to be an "official" decision by the glibc maintainers, and
it is also perfectly correct according to EN 28601 and DIN 5008 which
apply to the Federal Republic of Germany (cf.
<URI:http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-time.html>). I may be missing
some point.
Comment 3 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 21:05:59 EDT
Please report it to the glibc maintainers. this is not the kind of
change we can do unilaterally.

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