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Bug 7540 - Greek language: Dates should use the genitive case of months names
Greek language: Dates should use the genitive case of months names
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-10-10 13:40 UTC by geraki (Konstantinos Stampoulis)
Modified: 2007-01-27 14:08 UTC (History)
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Description geraki (Konstantinos Stampoulis) 2006-10-10 13:40:50 UTC
In el.wikipedia we wanted to correct the output of the CURRENTMONTHNAME and CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN 
variables and then I realised that mediawiki uses for all logs, recent changes, and signatures the 
values from Mediawiki:January, Mediawiki:February etc. Changing these to normal case makes the 
output of dates from mediawiki incorrect, because in all greek (el) projects in system messages we 
use the genitive case of the months in place of the (how is it called?) normal (when the projects 
started there wasn't any mediawiki messages for the genitive case, so there was a workaround and 
then forgotten).

I corrected the values of system messages in el.wikipedia (except of Mediawiki:October which should 
be Οκτώβριος, but I left it so the wiki will run normally until you fix this), and now we need that 
mediawiki will output dates in greek language using the genitive case (e.g. Mediawiki:Octobergen) of 
the months.

If possible this should be corrected to all wikimedia projects, and commited to the CVS when we 
verify it's running with no problems.  

Thanks in advance,

Konstantinos Stampoulis
Comment 1 Jimmy Collins 2006-10-10 18:53:11 UTC
The normal way is to test this on a test system, commit it to SVN and then put
it into live environment. Wikipedia is not a test environment.
Comment 2 geraki (Konstantinos Stampoulis) 2006-10-11 07:05:40 UTC
Isn't this already working in Finnish Wikipedia? Greek is not the only language
using the genitive case. Otherwise why are the genitive cases of the months in
system messages if we can't use them?

I can't tell you how to do it, I just tell you that we need it.


Comment 3 Niklas Laxström 2006-10-14 18:19:19 UTC
Note: Normal Finnish uses partitive instead of genitive.

Please provide a patch which adds correct translations to MessagesEl.php. After
that changing date formats to use genitive is next to trivial.

Changing to Mediawiki/i18n as this isn't site specific issue.
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2007-01-25 15:16:35 UTC
Still no patch...
Comment 5 Niklas Laxström 2007-01-27 14:08:01 UTC
Fixed in r19673 after poking some locals.

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