JDK-4880789 : RFE: Need locale support for az_AZ (Azeri [Latin] Azerbaijan)
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: globalization
  • Sub-Component: translation
  • Affected Version: 1.3.1,5.0
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: linux,solaris_8,windows_2000
  • CPU: x86,sparc
  • Submitted: 2003-06-19
  • Updated: 2005-03-22
  • Resolved: 2005-03-22
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Name: rl43681			Date: 06/18/2003

We need support for Azerbaijanian locale data in JDK 1.3.1/1.4.x

Some information about Azebaijan republic and Azeri language:
1. According to Decree #141s from 28-jul-01 of Azerbaijanian cabinet Azerbaijanian language has only latin encoding and following codeset's defined:
-Unicode (http://www.latin.az:8101/Images/unicode-ru.gif);

-ISO-8859-9/ANSI1254 (http://www.latin.az:8101/Images/cp1254-ru.gif) - but this is not Turkish ISO-8859-9!!!;

-Latin-5/OEM857 (http://www.latin.az:8101/Images/cp857-ru.gif).
More information is available on official website  http://www.latin.az/
(Unfortunately only Azeri and Russian translations)

2. Microsoft according to List of Languages Supported in Windows 2000 and Windows XP supports (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3ben-us%3b292246) both Azery Latin & Cyrillic only for Windows XP and Windows 2003.

3. There are Oracle enhancement requests for inclusion az_AZ locale into Oracle RDBMS (http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=BUG&p_id=2973414) and into Oracle JInitiator (http://metalink.oracle.com/metalink/plsql/ml2_documents.showDocument?p_database_id=BUG&p_id=2995954)

4. JDK 1.3.1 contains in java.text.resources.LocaleElements definition for az_AZ on lines 62 & 210. In JDK 1.4.x the name of class is sun.text.resources.LocaleElements and this class also contains definition for az_AZ.
5. Both JDK1.3.1 and JDK 1.4.x have support for Asia/Baku TZ ("Azerbaijan Time"/AZT & "Azerbaijan Summer Time"/AZST in java.text.Resources.DateFormatZoneData for JDK1.3.1 and in sun.text.Resources.DateFormatZoneData for JDK1.4.x.

We have a lot of projects in which we must support of az_AZ locale in Java code. If you have further questions - don't hesitate to cantact me.

Due to fact that we have gathered all required information for az_AZ I have prepared proposed source files for JDK1.3.1 (java.text.resources.LocaleElements_az.java, java.text.resources.LocaleElements_az_AZ.java & java.text.resources.DateFormatZoneData_az.java) and for JDK1.4.x(sun.text.resources.LocaleElements_az.java, sun.text.resources.LocaleElements_az_AZ.java & sun.text.resources.DateFormatZoneData_az.java).
N.B. I create these files without JDK locale builder tool.
Or I can send all required information about language/territory including translations of country and language name.
(Review ID: 188130) 

EVALUATION We probably won't be able to add the locale support for 1.3.1/1.4.x. We will consider it for tiger/jdk1.5. ###@###.### 2003-06-19 This is not part of tiger plan. ###@###.### 2003-09-14 Third party can add locale support for az_AZ after the following RFE is ready. 4052440 RFE: Pluggable locale support ###@###.### 2005-03-22 19:16:24 GMT