Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#15982 new Bug

Lack DateTime formats in some languages

Reported by: pmartin Owned by: nobody
Component: Internationalization Version: 1.3
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: yes Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Lack DateTime formats in some languages.

For example in english:

    '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S',     # '2006-10-25 14:30:59'
    '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M',        # '2006-10-25 14:30'
    '%Y-%m-%d',              # '2006-10-25'
    '%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S',     # '10/25/2006 14:30:59'
    '%m/%d/%Y %H:%M',        # '10/25/2006 14:30'
    '%m/%d/%Y',              # '10/25/2006'
    '%m/%d/%y %H:%M:%S',     # '10/25/06 14:30:59'
    '%m/%d/%y %H:%M',        # '10/25/06 14:30'
    '%m/%d/%y',              # '10/25/06'

But in spanish, I think that it lacks this format '%d/%m/%y' :

    '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S',
    '%d/%m/%Y %H:%M',
    '%d/%m/%y %H:%M:%S',
    '%d/%m/%y %H:%M',

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by pmartin

  • Component changed from Uncategorized to Internationalization
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Type changed from Uncategorized to Bug

Changed 5 years ago by pmartin

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by aaugustin

  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

Indeed, there is an inconsistency here.

pmartin, are ca and es_* the only languages where datetime input formats do not include the date input formats?

More generally, wouldn't it be a good idea to consider any valid date input format and a valid datetime_input_format, and remove a lot of copy-paste from the files?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by pmartin

It is possible that the formats could be grouped. But this is not the scope of the ticket. It's a little change to fix a bug.

Also it would also be difficult to overwrite

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by garcia_marc

  • Needs tests set
  • UI/UX unset

I assume that the English locale approach of allowing date formats to datetime fields is the right one. Then, I think it makes more sense what aaugustin says, of getting rid of the date formats in the datetime settings, and change the code to allow this.

My only concern is that if there is a side case, where order can matter. Formats are checked in order, and testing first the datetime ones, and then the date ones, won't let a locale to specify the exact order.

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