Order of variables for date elements is wrong for locales in Homescreen



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5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: pascalc, Assigned: stas)


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5 years ago
Created attachment 688227 [details]
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On the Home Screen, the date is badly displayed in French, the words are translated but the format uses English syntax.

The lockscreen does not have this bug.

Lockscreen: mardi 4 décembre
Homescreen: mardi, décembre 4

I see that with a Firefox OS Desktop client based on the mozilla-beta repo + the gaia repo

I have a small patch that fixes that locally. Will do a pull request referencing this bug

Comment 1

5 years ago
Created attachment 689185 [details]
Pointer to Github pull request: https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/gaia/pull/6804

Pointer to Github pull-request


5 years ago
Attachment #689185 - Flags: review?(kaze)
Comment on attachment 689185 [details]
Pointer to Github pull request: https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/gaia/pull/6804

Unless I miss something, the fix you propose would not work in English.

The real fix would be to understand why the _('longDateFormat') string is not properly returned. This looks like an initialization issue (e.g. init before l10n is ready).
Attachment #689185 - Flags: review?(kaze) → review-
However, this bug remains valid and should be fixed ASAP. Nominating for blocking-basecamp.
blocking-basecamp: --- → ?
Blocks bug 811242 which is bb+.
Blocks: 811242
Assignee: nobody → kaze
Target Milestone: --- → B2G C2 (20nov-10dec)
blocking-basecamp: ? → +
Priority: -- → P3
OK, turns out the problem is a pure l10n one: the code works fine but the homescreen/locales/*.properties files are not up-to-date. As _('longDateFormat') is not defined for French (nor for any other supported locale in this repository…), the English format is used instead.

Pike and/or Staś, would you please update the Gaia repository with the *.properties files for [ar], [fr] and [zh-TW] from your repo?
Assignee: kaze → l10n
Target Milestone: B2G C2 (20nov-10dec) → ---

Comment 6

5 years ago
stas said that he's doing another migration before going on PTO
Assignee: l10n → stas

Comment 7

5 years ago
I opened https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/gaia/pull/6863.  I'll probably open a new bug, too.


5 years ago
Depends on: 818999

Comment 8

5 years ago
From our read, this doesn't impact any 1.0 shipping locales. We can revisit for a future version.
blocking-basecamp: + → -
fixed by bug 818999
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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