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Middle of a centuryEdit


Is there a way to indicate « middle of the 15th century » ? I've tried {{other date|middle|{{other date|century|15}}}} which give: mid 15th century (on File:Livre d'heures de Catherine de Rohan et de Françoise de Dinan.jpg) but it's not really “clean” (I could have used {{other date|circa|1450}} or {{other date|s|1450}} but it's not exactly the same).

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 09:39, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

I also could use "late decade" or "late centure". I'm sure there are also many other forms that use more than one option. I currently use the nested forms that display, but are incorrect in their language. Are extensions planned for the template? --Susannaanas (talk) 04:15, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
We are planning (me and user:Zolo at least talk about it) to rewrite this template in Lua. But it takes a long time. I just managed to rewrite {{date}} and {{ISOdate}} and he worked on {{Era}}. This one will probably be next. However at the some point I volunteer for the job of uploading Category:Józef Piłsudski Institute of America collections, and it goes rather slowly, so this one went to the back burner. --Jarekt (talk) 02:07, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


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Please add Vietnamese from the sandbox. Thank you! – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 10:14, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

✓ DoneSmiley.svg Thank you--Jarekt (talk) 12:23, 25 April 2014 (UTC)


Hello. I have noticed that there are no Ukrainian translations for the language switch. Russian is used instead which is outrageous! Please add the following Ukrainian translations to the respective sections. I will translate the rest and post them here some time later. Please let me know if you need anything else.

      |uk=з {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk|form=gen}} до {{ISOdate|1={{{3|}}}|2=uk|form=gen}} <!-- Need Genitive case -->

      |uk=між {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk|form=ins}} та {{ISOdate|1={{{3|}}}|2=uk|form=ins}}

      |uk={{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk}} або {{ISOdate|1={{{3|}}}|2=uk}}

      |uk={{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk}} та {{ISOdate|1={{{3|}}}|2=uk}}

   |julian={{LangSwitch <!-- This is often used when talking about birth and death dates of Russians from 19th century -->
      |uk={{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk}} ({{ISOdate|1={{{3|}}}|2=uk}} [[w:uk:Юліанський календар|Юліанський календар]])

      |uk=до {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=uk|form=dat}}

P.S. I am a native speaker of Ukrainian and guarantee the accuracy of the translations. Thanks -- Homme (talk) 15:08, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done, thanks. --Zolo (talk) 11:20, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Swedish translationEdit

{{editprotected}} Please add these:

1quarter|quarter1|1stquarter|1st quarter

|sv= första kvartalet av {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=sv}}

2quarter|quarter2|2ndquarter|2nd quarter

|sv= andra kvartalet av {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=sv}}

3quarter|quarter3|3rdquarter|3rd quarter

|sv= tredje kvartalet av {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=sv}}

4quarter|quarter4|4thquarter|4th quarter

|sv= fjärde kvartalet av {{ISOdate|1={{{2|}}}|2=sv}}


|sv={{Ordinal|{{{2|}}}|lang=sv}} årtusendet

turn of the century|century turn

|sv={{{2|}}}/{{Ordinal|{{#expr:{{{2|}}}-1}} }} årtusendets sekelskifte

|sv={{#expr:{{{2|}}}-1}}/{{Ordinal|{{{2|}}} }} årtusendets sekelskifte
turn of the decade|decade turn

|sv=sena {{{2|}}}-talet och tidiga {{#expr:{{{2|}}}-10}}-talet

|sv=sena {{#expr:{{{2|}}}-10}}-talet och tidiga {{{2|}}}-talet
turn of the year|year turn

|sv=sena {{{2|}}} och tidiga {{#expr:{{{2|}}}-1}}

|sv=sena {{{2|}}} och tidiga {{#expr:{{{2|}}}-1}}
year unknown

|sv=Okänt år

Thanks in advance! // WikiPhoenix [Talk] 21:56, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done, thanks. --Zolo (talk) 11:20, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Merge of {{Circa}} and {{Other date}}Edit

These templates have been tagged for possible merger for about three years now (it appears that User:Jarekt tagged them in 2011), but I don't see a subsequent discussion. It's not clear to me what functionality that Circa has that Other date does not (or couldn't easily replicate) (maybe I am missing something). Could we discuss merging them? I'm the one who (possibly foolishly) created Circa several years ago, not knowing Other date even existed at that time, so I wouldn't mind some clarity as to why Circa still exists (or even if it needs to). Thanks. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:56, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

{{Circa}} and {{From until}} are subsets of {{Other date}} and have exactly the same capabilities. However there is one difference: sometimes when people nest {{Other date}} templates, like use {{Other date|-|{{Other date|ca|1500}} | {{Other date|beginning|{{Other date|century|17}}}} }} to get "from circa until early 17th century" (which are than used in {{Creator}} which is used in {{Artwork}}, etc. ), then they hit template expansion depth limit. One way to fix that was (is?) to use simpler templates like {{Circa}} or {{From until}} instead of {{Other date}}. So before we get rid of them we should check if it is going to break any pages.
Also currently I (among others) work on rewriting most of the capabilities of {{ISOdate}} and {{date}} templates using Lua, see Module:Date/sandbox and Module talk:Date/sandbox/testcases. Once that is done we will have significant simplification of the codes related to date and quite possibly our expansion limit issues might go away. So I would postpone this discussion until than. --Jarekt (talk) 17:14, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. Most of it went over my head, but I trust you know what you are talking about. Once the work you and others are doing is done, and you've had a chance to consider the expansion limit issues, please provide an update here. Many thanks. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:40, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

this template seems to be brokenEdit

Hi: {{otherdate|century|17) returns "0017. Jahrhundert" in German. Can someone repair it? Thx! Bukk (talk) 19:58, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Bukk, Thanks for reporting it. It is related to testing of the future ISOdate and collecting testcases which new template will have to get correctly. I will correct it. --Jarekt (talk) 20:09, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Jarekt! Bukk (talk) 10:51, 17 July 2014 (UTC)