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Bug 5679 - Timestamps not rendering in Bangla numerals in bn-wiki
Timestamps not rendering in Bangla numerals in bn-wiki
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: 40760
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Reported: 2006-04-22 04:17 UTC by Ragib Hasan
Modified: 2012-10-04 09:53 UTC (History)
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Description Ragib Hasan 2006-04-22 04:17:01 UTC
I am an admin in the Bengali language wiki ( ).  Most of
it has been localized to render in Bengali language, but the timestamps still
are showing up in English.

For example, here is a timestamp from  this diff

The time stamp shows up as follows:

20:31, ২১ এপ্রিল ২০০৬ তারিখের সংশোধন

Note that, the date shows up in Bengali numerals, but the time 20:31, shows up
in English numerals. It should have rendered like this:

২০:৩১, ২১ এপ্রিল ২০০৬ তারিখের সংশোধন

i.e. the time 20:31 should have been rendered in Bangla numerals as ২০:৩১


Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-23 13:46:46 UTC

Please note that this behaviour can be seen also at
[[fa:special:Recentchanges]], [[hi:special:Recentchanges]] (etc.).

[[bm:special:Preferences]] does not provide a "#prefsection-4" to select
different "Date formats".
[[fa:special:Preferences]], [[hi:special:Preferences]] provide more options for
"Date format" but none showing the *time* with localized numerals.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-04-28 20:37:04 UTC
Patched bn: hi: fa: languages files so they do the translation
when calling dateandtime().

See trunk@13908 , not in REL1_6 as I am not sure its really the
way to do it. Will be in 1.7.0 unless someone backport it.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-29 22:06:42 UTC
The following languages are also using "local" numerals:

Gujarati (gu:)
Punjabi (pa:)
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-29 22:13:34 UTC

Kannada (kn:)
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-30 01:22:11 UTC

Assamese (as:)
Comment 6 Niklas Laxström 2006-05-03 16:34:13 UTC
Patched Language::time() to use transformed numbers if possible.
Comment 7 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-05-04 19:45:12 UTC

Malayalam (ml:) [[ml:template:wikivar]]  [[ml:special:Recentchanges]]
Telugu (te:)  [[te:template:wikivar]]  [[te:special:Recentchanges]]

do not show localized numbers *but*

do. Please reopen this report or a new report if this does not change within one

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 8 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-05-04 20:43:52 UTC

Beside the languages mentioned above other languages are using numerals which
are *homoglyphes* to the numerals in the basic Latin Unicode block
such languages are:
Tibetan (bo:) [[bo:ser:Gangleri/bugzilla/05679]]
Oriya (or:) [[or:ser:Gangleri/bugzilla/05679]]

see complete list of languages using function digitTransformTable() at

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