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Hi Joan,

On Saturday, 2011-11-19 21:50:07 +0100, Joan Montané wrote:

It's not related with inflective forms, but something similar needed in
Catalan, and maybe in other languages like French or Italian.

In Catalan it's usual to use the long date form "3 de setembre de 2011"
(3rd of September of 2011, day of month of year), and other similar long
date forms using the preposition "de" (of) in front of month and year. This
form can be build with a custom date format using: D "de" MMMM "de" YYYY,
but it's not perfect, because the preposition "de" is contracted in front
of some months to "d' ", so there are 3 months were "de" should be changed
to "d' ".

Some examples, 1st of each month, from January to December, of 2011:

1 de gener de 2011
1 de febrer de 2011
1 de març de 2011
1 d'abril de 2011
1 de maig de 2011
1 de juny de 2011
1 de juliol de 2011
1 d'agost de 2011
1 de setembre de 2011
1 d'octubre de 2011
1 de novembre de 2011
1 de desembre de 2011

That looks like it would be possible to define genitive months as
"de març", "d'abril", "de maig", ... give it a try.

However, that might lose the ability to parse such dates as currently
the " de " is defined as LongDateDaySeparator, and the input is matched
against separators followed by month names. Might need some massaging in
parser code.

Note: The "de" preposition in front of year can also be contracted in some
cases, but the last year in past was 11, and the first year in future will
be 11000. So, we have time to achieve the perfect date format, :)

I'm quite sure that I will not fix that in near future :)


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