ports/72084: [patch] German locales use old %d.%m.%y date format instead of newer ISO date

Peter Wullinger some-mail-drop at gmx.net
Sat Sep 25 18:00:36 UTC 2004

>Number:         72084
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       [patch] German locales use old %d.%m.%y date format instead of newer ISO date
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          update
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 25 18:00:35 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Peter Wullinger
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT i386
System: FreeBSD peter 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #4: Mon Sep 20 13:56:33 CEST 2004 root at peter:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/PETER i386

Any machine with misc/utf8locale port installed.


This is the same update as PR/72076
(http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=72076), but
for the utf8locale port.

DIN 5008 (German norm for text processing) defines the old date
format (%d.%m.%Y) to be obsolete and to be used only, if unambigous.
In international communications the new format (%Y-%m-%d) is now
required and FreeBSD should respect this.

- DIN 5008
- EN 28 601
- ISO 8601

Thanks to Oliver Lietz for bringing this to my attention.


% export LC_ALL=de_DE.UTF-8
% date +%x


Apply the following patch to utf8locale-1.5:

diff -ru utf8locale-1.5.orig/timedef/de_DE.UTF-8.src utf8locale-1.5/timedef/de_DE.UTF-8.src
--- utf8locale-1.5.orig/timedef/de_DE.UTF-8.src	Sat Nov  2 05:57:11 2002
+++ utf8locale-1.5/timedef/de_DE.UTF-8.src	Sat Sep 25 19:28:43 2004
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@
 # x_fmt
 # c_fmt

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