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Open Source Calendar Package, Version 0.10 Released

 
 
hvaisane@cc.joensuu.fi
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      08-16-2005
Open Source Calendar Package, version 0.10
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Homepage: http://joyds1.joensuu.fi/calendar/index.html
Download: http://joyds1.joensuu.fi/calendar/calendar-0.10.tar.bz2
http://joyds1.joensuu.fi/calendar/calendar-0.10.zip
(If version 0.10 does not exist, try 0.11 or 0.12 etc.)
License: GNU General Public Licence.


This package implements many calendars.

In addition to the Gregorian calendar, it has

Armenian calendar
Bahai calendar
Chinese calendar
Coptic calendar
Egyptian calendar
Ethiopic calendar
French revolutionary calendar
Hebrew calendar
Hindu lunar calendar
Hindu solar calendar
Indian calendar
Islamic calendar
Jalali calendar
Julian calendar
Mayan calendar
Nepali calendar
Persian calendar
World calendar

Different countries changed from Julian to Gregorian calendar in
different times. This package has calendars for the following
countries (all of them do not exist any more as independend countries)

Calendar Countries
BohemianMoravian Bohemia and Moravia
British Great Britain and Dominions
Bulgarian Bulgaria
Danish Denmark, Norway and many German Protestant states
Finnish Finland and Sweden
Hungarian Hungary
Luxemburgian Luxemburg
Prussian Prussia
Romanian Romania
Russian Russia, Estonia (was part of Russia when calendar changed)
SwissProtestant Swiss Protestant cantons


The classes do not implement the java.util.Calendar interface but they
have functions to convert to and from java.util.GregorianCalendar.

Part of the code is translated into Java from GNU Emacs's calendar
package.

Another source has been The Calendar FAQ
http://www.tondering.dk/claus/calendar.html


The package also has date formatting and parsing routines analogous to
java.text.DateFormat and java.text.SimpleDateFormat.


Terms of Use
------------

This package is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU
General Public License, see http//www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.


Change Log
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* Changes Since Version 0.9
- Year 2062 for Nepali calendar.
- Tutorial.
- Bug fixes.

 
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      08-17-2005
> This package implements many calendars.
>
> In addition to the Gregorian calendar, it has
>
> Armenian calendar
> Bahai calendar
> Chinese calendar
> Coptic calendar
> Egyptian calendar
> Ethiopic calendar
> French revolutionary calendar
> Hebrew calendar
> Hindu lunar calendar
> Hindu solar calendar
> Indian calendar
> Islamic calendar
> Jalali calendar
> Julian calendar
> Mayan calendar
> Nepali calendar
> Persian calendar
> World calendar


A World calendar.. what's that?

--
If George W. Bush and his "Pax Americana" nutters have their way, the whole
world will be using the American calendar by the time they're all done
implementing their foreign policies.


 
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