Bug 624296 - Incorrect first day of week in RU_UA locale
Summary: Incorrect first day of week in RU_UA locale
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Law
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: EasyFix, i18n, MoveUpstream
: 800325 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-15 19:37 UTC by wayfarer
Modified: 2016-11-24 15:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-02-10 06:02:16 UTC

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Correct ru_UA locale (with Monday as 1st day of week) (5.06 KB, application/octet-stream)
2010-08-15 19:37 UTC, wayfarer
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Description wayfarer 2010-08-15 19:37:07 UTC
Created attachment 438860 [details]
Correct ru_UA locale (with Monday as 1st day of week)

In Ukraine, we usually assume that week starts on Monday. But with ru_UA locale it's not the case and Sunday is a first day (whereas uk_UA is not affected).
It leads to incorrect week layout in calendar, that's really annoying when you don't look at day names and rely only on usual day positions.

The fix is extremely easy, just need to add 2 lines to locale file:

first_weekday 2
first_workday 2

(corrected file attached)

It's always a bit of pain to reapply this fix after each glibc update, so it would be nice to get this fixed.

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Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2011-06-02 05:31:05 UTC
Looks unchanged in F15.

Reporter, could you provide a patch instead?

It is probably also better to take this upstream.

Comment 3 Pravin Satpute 2011-06-02 05:38:31 UTC
Yeah, upstream bug will be very useful. If it get accepted in upstream life will be much easier :)

Comment 4 wayfarer 2011-06-06 21:48:02 UTC
It turns out, that upstream bug exists for years:


Patch is also available there since 2009, but the status is WAITING (why?)

Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2011-11-14 19:45:31 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Jeff Law 2012-01-26 17:26:39 UTC
The way to get this fixed upstream is to provide a reference to some kind of official documentation showing that the week should begin on Monday.  That's what I need to convince upstream glibc to fix this problem.

Comment 7 wayfarer 2012-01-26 22:00:47 UTC
I have no idea what official documentation regulate week day numbers, but here is a wiki article where this fact is clearly stated:


Comment 8 Jeff Law 2012-01-27 02:21:07 UTC
wiki pages aren't going to be considered official enough.   What you'd be looking for would be governmental documents.

Here's an example, obviously it doesn't apply because the Ukraine isn't part of the EU yet, but it shows a good example of what we're looking for:



BTW, if you come across any official documents on the abbreviation for hryvnya, that'd be appreciated :-)  I believe it's грн but haven't come across any official docs, so I  haven't been able to convince Uli to change it in glibc.

Comment 9 wayfarer 2012-01-29 19:14:28 UTC
unfortunately it's not so trivial to find our official docs on the web. Still I'd like to mention that as stated in my original post, in uk_UA locale the first day of week is correctly set to Monday, the problem exists only in ru_UA locale. And language shouldn't actually play role in this case.

Anyway, I don't use neither this locale nor fedora anymore and thus won't search for official docs. 

Your abbreviation for hryvnya is correct, I can assure you it's 100% true, but again I have no legal regulation to prove it. 

Thanks for you effort, but if it's so much bureaucracy involved, maybe it's just not worth the time spent.

Comment 10 Jeff Law 2012-02-10 06:02:16 UTC
I was reviewing the upstream bug and saw the author of the ru_UA locale ack'd the change, but it never got installed.  Given those facts, I'm going to go ahead and install the change into Fedora rawhide.

Comment 11 wayfarer 2012-02-10 21:57:20 UTC

Comment 12 Jeff Law 2012-03-26 13:46:58 UTC
*** Bug 800325 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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