2011/4/25 Bináris <wikiposta(a)gmail.com>
I collected month names at
as shown in archivebot.py. I need it for writing and testing the
which has to recognize short and long month names in archive name patterns.
The relevant part of my code is:
* text += '<br>'.join([Site.mediawiki_message(MonthsS[i]) for i in
range(12)]) + '\n|'
text += '<br>'.join([Site.mediawiki_message(MonthsL[i]) for i in
*for each Site in site.validLanguageLinks().
If there is any Dutch here, please check the *nl* row, because I saw that
archivebot.py handles it in a specific way that I don't understand, and
cannot check because of different locale.
Now, some rows show irregular behavior which I don't understand.
1. In rows *ne* and *ti* a part of the short names seems to be native,
and some of the short names English. (Apr, Oct in *ne* and from Jul to
Dec in *ti*.) Is that perhaps a MediaWiki bug?
This is likely because the translators over at translatewiki.net
those names yet, and MediaWiki therefore doesn't have a translation
for it yet. When translating the messages are shown alphabeticaly (AFAIR),
and since the month names don't have a prefix they are scattered all over
2. In the last row, *zu*, all the long names have a 'u' at the
beginning, just as in Python Unicode strings. Is that correct or some
That is correct. u- is their noun class, probably class 11 in the Bantu
system (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noun_class#Bantu_languages
1. In the row *ba* there are two short names (ғин, май) that don't fit
in the line. Or is that the other ten? They are different and lower case,
while the others upper case and identical to the long name. Is that a bug or
a feature? If bug, is it in MediaWiki?
Don't know about this one.
2. There are two rows, *ba* and *ky*, where there are alternative
versions in parenthesis, the basic version being *almost* identical to
Russian. Does it mean that any of the given versions may appear in that wiki
as a month name?
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