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[REBOL] Re: read ftp:// error

From: moeller_thorsten:gmx at: 29-May-2001 16:40

Hi Joanna, i completely agree with you regarding the implementation of all variations of month names around the world. But, we received our sever preconfiguered from HP. And Users of Applications don't care about what version of OS is running on a server they want to access with an FTP-Client. Why must there be any to-date conversion when i want to read a file via FTP? Thorsten -----Ursprungliche Nachricht----- Von: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]Im Auftrag von Joanna Kurki Gesendet: Dienstag, 29. Mai 2001 15:42 An: [rebol-list--rebol--com] Betreff: [REBOL] Re: read ftp:// error At 14:03 29.5.2001 +0100, you wrote:
>Thorsten Moeller wrote: >>Perhaps there could be a workaround. >Persuade all of Germany to use May instead of Mai? :)
Not using localizated dates on places it cause troubles. Like in international communication (FTP, http, E-mail)
>Seriously though, you could preprocess the string converting >DD/Mai/YYYY into DD/May/YYYY I suppose.
Yes.. But it's not just that.. it's goes much further For example .. Its "Maj" in swedish and "Tou" in finish.. (Short of Toukokuu ) So in the end.. you need to check over 100 languages for all possible words you might encounter, in this case all 12 months names.. Not a good solution. :-( I remember this issue came up when Commodore decided to localize AmigaOS.. Suddenly some time-releated scripts stopped worlking.. (Whops) Joanna