Bug 149912 - typo: Hebrew weekdays too long and confusing
Summary: typo: Hebrew weekdays too long and confusing
Alias: None
Product: i18n
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: he (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Ubuntu Linux
: NOR wishlist with 21 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Diego Iastrubni
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Reported: 2007-09-16 13:08 UTC by Dotan Cohen
Modified: 2008-02-26 03:06 UTC (History)
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Description Dotan Cohen 2007-09-16 13:08:48 UTC
Version:           1.2.4 (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

In Hebrew, we call the weekdays "first day" (Sunday), "second day" (Monday), and so forth. They are often abbreviated with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In Kontact, Sunday is translated as "יום א", Monday is "יום ב", and so forth. The redundant word "יום" (day) makes reading the weekday impossible unless the pane is very, very wide. I suggest that the word "יום" be removed from the translation, leaving "א" for Sunday, "ב" for Monday, and so forth. That way, the weekday could be seen while keeping the pane at a reasonable width. It is also consistent with printed calendars, which do not have the word "יום" printed on them.

תודה רבה (Thank you very much!)
Comment 1 Thomas McGuire 2007-09-16 17:34:06 UTC
Reassigning this to the Hebrew translation team, as only they can change the translation.
Comment 2 Diego Iastrubni 2007-12-14 12:06:10 UTC
I translated it to the short versions ages ago. IMHO, it's a bug in Kubuntu's packages.


(look for sunday, you will see the long translation and short translation)
Comment 3 Dotan Cohen 2007-12-20 22:22:29 UTC
Thanks, I'll file a bug at Kubuntu.
Comment 4 Dotan Cohen 2008-02-26 03:06:37 UTC
Diego Iastrubni, can you please post a screenshot of the short names in any Distro? I just saw a SUSE machine that also had the long names that I describe, and I've seen it on Fedora in the past as well.