The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 24: I Adar you! Hell, I Double Adar you! (Windows 8 ed.)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2012/06/07 07:13 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2012/06/07/10316511.aspx


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Now that we are at the Windows 8 Release Preview, you might figure there are no surprises left on the locale front.

On Friday, April 25, 2008, I wrote I Adar you! Hell, I Double Adar you!, talking about the Hebrew calendar.

And about the leap year support ion the Hebrew calendar.

And about the month of Adar (אדר), which has a cloned version of itself during those leap years.

And about the various and sundry bugs in pretty much every version we ever shipped of Windows, the .,NET Framework, and Outlook surrounding the way Adar (אדר) is supported.

But something quite interesting happened in Windows 8.

We got the Windows.Globalization Namespace!

One of the very cool developers working on it sent me an email.

On April 14th, 2012, actually.

Or perhaps I should say כ״ב בְּנִיסָן תשע״ב, instead. Since we're talking about the Hebrew calendar and all. :-)

Anyway, Eric asked me how I felt about the Windows.Globalization Hebrew calendar returning

תשרי
חשון
כסלו
טבת
שבט
אדר
ניסן
אייר
סיון
תמוז
אב
אלול

during regular years, and

תשרי
חשון
כסלו
טבת
שבט
אדר א
אדר ב
ניסן
אייר
סיון
תמוז
אב
אלול

during leap years.

Needless to say, I was quite pleased!

Suddenly, the "Modern", "Metro" Windows 8 had fixed one of our oldest longest standing calendar bugs...

I Double Adar you to not be excited thinking about Windows 8 calendar support!


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2012/08/20 The evolving Story of Locale Support, part 26: Hey Windows 8, there's someone on the phone for you.

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