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Don’t know whether to laugh or to cry… May 5, 2008

Posted by globalizer in Java, Locales.

In this post I complained about the change to the Danish date format that Sun implemented in Java 1.5. With the rejection of a bug that tried to get this change reverted in 2007 I figured the battle was lost:

After a long investigation within the supplied URLs,
asking danish native speakers I realized it is common
to use current date format.
Closing the CR, will not fix.
Posted Date : 2007-10-16 09:37:17.0


I now see that in Java 1.6 (1.6.0_05) Sun has in fact changed the short Danish locale format back to the way it was in Java 1.4. Verified by testing, and also by comparing the Danish locale formats specified in LocaleElements_da.java and FormatData_da.java respectively.

While I am very happy this was done, I am fairly flabbergasted that somebody from Sun would respond they way they did, on Oct. 16, 2007, and then not go back and update the bug with information that the bug has in fact been fixed (and the update the fix was included in).


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