Issue 27685 - some month names don't need abbreviation but OOo puts a dot after month name
Summary: some month names don't need abbreviation but OOo puts a dot after month name
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 111646 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2004-04-11 16:05 UTC by avagula
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:00 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Look at May (4.60 KB, image/png)
2004-04-11 18:31 UTC, pavel
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Description avagula 2004-04-11 16:05:49 UTC
There is in OOo date format, where after month abbreviation is a dot (like 31.
Dec. 1999). Some month names are so short that they are not abbreviated, eg.
May, this means that there is no need to put dot after these names. 
In different languages are these months different, eg. in Estonian we have 4
months that are not abbreviated. I think that program could compare both lists -
months and month abbreviations - for equal entries, and when found then throw
the dot away.
Comment 1 pavel 2004-04-11 18:30:42 UTC
Confirmed - see the attached screenshot for English.
Comment 2 pavel 2004-04-11 18:31:49 UTC
Created attachment 14472 [details]
Look at May
Comment 3 ooo 2004-04-13 13:44:52 UTC
Certainly not a P3,  and more of type enhancement than a defect.

Throwing away the dot in these cases may work for Estonian and probably a bunch
(the vast majority) of other languages, but would it be correct for all?
Implementation wouldn't be difficult. Furthermore, the main competitor doesn't
do it,  and who knows what twisted souls rely on this behavior?

Nevertheleess, I propose to do the change and suppress a trailing dot in these

Forwarding to the User Experience team for decision.

Comment 4 michael.ruess 2010-05-17 11:35:09 UTC
*** Issue 111646 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:49:20 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 6 Unknown 2010-10-23 06:31:08 UTC
Created attachment 72326