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Date::Manip::Lang(3)  User Contributed Perl Documentation Date::Manip::Lang(3)

       Date::Manip::Lang - language support for Date::Manip

       Date::Manip supports a number of different languages when parsing
       dates, and more can be added.

       Currently, the following languages are supported by Date::Manip.	 The
       version of Date::Manip where they were added is included (so you can
       see the minimum version of Date::Manip needed to parse each).

       The language can be chosen by setting the Language config variable to
       the name of the language or any of the aliases included in the table.

       All names and aliases are case insensitive.

	  Language     Version	Aliases

	  English      default	en, en_us

	  Catalan      5.43	ca
	  Danish       5.41	da
	  Dutch	       5.32	Nederlands, nl
	  Finnish      6.31	fi, fi_fi
	  French       5.02	fr, fr_fr
	  German       5.31	de, de_de
	  Italian      5.35	it, it_it
	  Norwegian    6.21	nb, nb_no
	  Polish       5.32	pl, pl_pl
	  Portuguese   5.34	pt, pt_pt
	  Romanian     5.35	ro, ro_ro
	  Russian      5.41	ru, ru_ru
	  Spanish      5.33	es, es_es
	  Swedish      5.05	sv
	  Turkish      5.41	tr, tr_tr

       Adding a language is easily done (if you're fluent in both English and
       the other language).  If you want to add a new language, do the

       Language name
	   When you submit the new language, I'll need the name of the
	   language (of course) and any common locale names that might be
	   useful for people to select the language.

	   For example, if you were creating a Spanish translation (which is
	   not necessary since it already exists), I would need the following

	      spanish es es_es

       Copy the english module
	   Copy the file (which is in lib/Date/Manip/Lang in the
	   Date::Manip distribution) to the new language (i.e. in
	   this example).

       Set some variables in the new module
	   The new module ( will need a few simple modifications.
	   Change the package name from 'english' to 'spanish'.

	   Fix the @Encodings lines.  Most languages can be written in more
	   than one encoding.  The first encoding in the list should be utf-8
	   and the last should be perl.	 Include any other encodings that
	   should be supported as well.

	   Set the $YearAdded and $LangName appropriately.

       Translate the language terms
	   Translate all of the data (after the __DATA__ line).

	   The data section of the module (which is written in YAML) is fairly
	   straightforward to translate.

	   Every term is defined in the Date::Manip::Lang::english document
	   (or in any of the other language module documents), so please refer
	   to it to find out what each element means.  Then replace the
	   English version with the new translation.

	   There are some requirements:

	   1) Every element should be defined (except for the sephm and sepms

	   2) The module must be written using UTF-8 characters if the
	   language includes any non-ASCII characters.

	   3) Each element includes a list of values (different variations of
	   the element).  In most cases, the order of the values for each
	   element is not important since they are just used to create a
	   regular expression for parsing dates, but a few of them are also
	   used to determine printable values using the
	   Date::Manip::Date::printf method (or the UnixDate function).	 These
	   elements are:

	      Element	    printf directive

	      ampm	    %p
	      day_abb	    %a
	      day_char	    %v
	      day_name	    %A
	      month_abb	    %b
	      month_name    %B
	      nth	    %E

	   For each of these, the value that should be printed out must be the
	   first value in the list.

	   4) When possible, if a language includes characters that are
	   essentially ASCII characters with a punctuation mark, please
	   include a variation of the value which is just ASCII with the
	   punctuation removed.	 For example, the spanish name for Saturday in
	   ASCII would be written sabado, but in reality, the first 'a' has an
	   accent over it. This word should appear twice... first in full
	   UTF-8 encoding, and second as all ASCII. If the language (Russian
	   for example) has no ASCII equivalent, just include the UTF-8

       Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

       Date::Manip	  - main module documentation

       This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

       Sullivan Beck (

perl v5.16.3			  2014-04-30		  Date::Manip::Lang(3)

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